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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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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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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Patched
26. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Patched Nov 3, 2012, 16:12 Silicon Avatar
 
I'm still playing but I use a lot of mods.

I wish Bethesda would come out with a patch that fixes the nasty blocky shadows. Everything else is pretty but shadows look like they came out of 1999.

As far as stability goes I have not seen a crash in forever. It is very stable for me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
132. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 00:14 Silicon Avatar
 
Prez wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 22:16:
Well, since we're talking campfires, let's talk ghost stories (what's a campfire without some ghost stories?). Ghost stories as in horror movies that is. In the spirit of Halloween it is a yearly tradition for me to watch a bunch of horror movies, both old and new. Last night I watched "Absentia" on Netflix, and despite its low budget I thought it was a damn fine movie. The ending credits said that the movie was a kickstarter project and listed all of the names of the biggest donors in the credits. I thought that was pretty neat.

There is a film called Marebito that is pretty good. It seems low budget and you probably have to read subtitles (I can't remember now) but I enjoyed it. I think it is still on Netflix but maybe only as a DVD.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marebito_(film)

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
124. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2012, 21:56 Silicon Avatar
 
nin wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 20:26:
Cutter wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 20:25:
This is kinda like sittin around the campfire shootin' the shit isn't it?

Kinda nice!

I want a marshmallow.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 22, 2012, 23:32 Silicon Avatar
 
Win 8 runs and works pretty much just like Win 7. The metro screen everyone flips out about is basically optional. I've been running Win 8 for over a month now with classic shell installed.

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

It's fine. The UI is just not the big deal everyone says it is. With that said, there is not that much reason to really upgrade either. I'd call it a boring update to be honest. If people weren't screaming about the UI then there'd hardly be any buzz at all.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
2. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 20, 2012, 19:26 Silicon Avatar
 
It's cool when Android updates but it seems like it takes forever for the updates to get distributed.  
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News Comments > Quest for Glory Creators' New Kickstarter
15. Re: Quest for Glory Creators' New Kickstarter Oct 20, 2012, 11:55 Silicon Avatar
 
Saying "anime manga" style is like saying "western art" style. It's too broad to have any meaning.

 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds Kickstarter
27. Re: Star Citizen Adds Kickstarter Oct 19, 2012, 09:45 Silicon Avatar
 
I like that all these "old" designers are coming out of the woodwork to make new games. I will hate to see the gamer rage when one or more of them doesn't deliver.

But that's just the nature of Kickstarter and it's probably better that people are reminded of it constantly. You're paying in to projects that you might not get. You might be throwing money down a hole. There are plenty of big-name designers who have wasted millions and failed to deliver.

The last I remember coming out of Chris Roberts was that horrible Wing Commander movie.

I still wish he'd do a Bad Blood remake though.

 
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News Comments > More "Dragonborn" Skyrim DLC Hints
20. Re: More "Dragonborn" Skyrim DLC Hints Oct 17, 2012, 20:27 Silicon Avatar
 
What was a slap in the face about the Hearthfire DLC? It's 5 bucks and totally optional.

Requiring Hearthfire for all future DLC would be a slap in the face. I don't get the big rage about it.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Version 1.0.5 Tomorrow
3. Re: Diablo III Version 1.0.5 Tomorrow Oct 15, 2012, 20:49 Silicon Avatar
 
I'm sort of glad I skipped this one. Maybe if enough expansions come out it'll be a fun game.  
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News Comments > Project Eternity Q&A; $3M Goal Reached
6. Re: Project Eternity Q&A; $3M Goal Reached Oct 14, 2012, 18:47 Silicon Avatar
 
Soo... If they have 62000 backers and you get another dungeon level every 2500, they've already committed to making a 25 level dungeon - right? Did I do that math wrong?

I mean, damn. A 25 level dungeon is a game by itself. How are they ever going to do this?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Oct 2, 2012, 23:23 Silicon Avatar
 
I must have played that game a million times and I never thought of that.  
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News Comments > Notch Knocks Win8: Minecraft Certification in Doubt
96. Re: Notch Knocks Win8: Minecraft Certification in Doubt Sep 28, 2012, 15:15 Silicon Avatar
 
Dev wrote on Sep 27, 2012, 23:45:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 27, 2012, 23:23:
Nobody is going to use Metro UI exclusively on the PC. Most everybody will use the desktop and treat Metro like a full screen start button.
I highly doubt that. Most windows users are the kinda people who use word and web, and thats about it. That type of user won't even know that there's another mode besides metro.

They WILL know because every program that isn't made to be an app rips you out of the metro interface and plops you back to the regular desktop.

 
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News Comments > Notch Knocks Win8: Minecraft Certification in Doubt
89. Re: Notch Knocks Win8: Minecraft Certification in Doubt Sep 27, 2012, 23:23 Silicon Avatar
 
I'm running Win8 right now and I'm running all my Steam games like normal. Same FPS. Same everything. No special permissions required.

Nobody is going to use Metro UI exclusively on the PC. Most everybody will use the desktop and treat Metro like a full screen start button.

The only real complaint I could maybe see is that by default the Metro UI has a bunch of crap apps on it from MS that point to MS stores. Most gamers will dump those in the trash and set up their own to replace them.

 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 Steam Workshop & Scripting Enhancements Coming
1. Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Steam Workshop & Scripting Enhancements Coming Sep 21, 2012, 22:54 Silicon Avatar
 
Neat I guess. It seems like this stuff was needed a really long time ago though. Is the game still played that much? The mutations (read: they barely changed anything) got pretty stale for me after a while.

This was a game that cried out for more special infected, weapons, and all kinds of decent DLC.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Sep 20, 2012, 14:34 Silicon Avatar
 
Ruffiana wrote on Sep 20, 2012, 14:22:
Apart from the 'keeping the brand' part, what's the big deal? Kickstarting money won't publish, market, distribute, and do all of the behind the scenes wheeling and dealing to get a boxed game on the shelf of Walmarts and GameStops of the world. There's still unarguably a market for boxed games. Asking for a portion of the profits from those sales isn't unreasonable.

Demanding onwership of the IP to publish a game you haven't paid to develop is pretty greedy.

You miss the point of Kickstarter.


 
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News Comments > BioWare Founders Retire
14. Re: BioWare Founders Retire Sep 18, 2012, 19:56 Silicon Avatar
 
Talisorn wrote on Sep 18, 2012, 19:38:
Techie714 wrote on Sep 18, 2012, 18:57:
Obligatory:FU EA You did this!

Shades of Origin so many years ago ... just a bit 'cleaner' this time.

Yup.

On the plus side some hard core RPGs are getting made via Kickstarter, so it's not like the genre is dying.
 
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