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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > etc.
14. Re: etc. Aug 20, 2012, 11:39 Silicon Avatar
 
Eh.. I was hoping FO4 would go west.

Also this rumor sounds shaky.

I'd still like to see what they can do with the new engine. I was always mad they didn't do a DLC to cover the android base they hinted at in FO3 so if they actually do cover that then I guess Boston is okay.

 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Screenshots
9. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Screenshots Aug 20, 2012, 11:35 Silicon Avatar
 
RailWizard wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 11:24:
What kind of fucking retards advertises on Facebook???

Pretty much everything has a FB page now.

 
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News Comments > On Cut New Vegas Content
9. Re: On Cut New Vegas Content Aug 19, 2012, 22:13 Silicon Avatar
 
I'm playing with these mods now.

The open freeside and open strip require a fairly beefy PC - especially if you have any texture mods also installed.

If you haven't played this game you ought to try it with all the DLCs and bugfix mods.

The Old World Blues DLC was the best of the bunch if you can only get one.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 18, 2012, 11:16 Silicon Avatar
 
Retail sales for electronics are probably contracting across the board as people go online for cheaper goods. It's killing Best Buy.

Apple products are probably about the same price no matter where you get them, but there are plenty of cheaper substitutes and I doubt most (regular) people care that much about the Apple brand anymore since it is ubiquitous now anyway. Beyond that, other manufacturers have caught up to what Apple did and a few of them are doing it (arguably) better.

Iwhatever went from something new and cutting edge to being just another slab of glass with a touchscreen. Everybody has that. The other features and variations are all minor. It's not that different anymore.

 
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News Comments > WoW Adding All Race Access
19. Re: WoW Adding All Race Access Aug 17, 2012, 16:57 Silicon Avatar
 
On the surface, the Parasite expects the doctor to heal them for free, the farmer to feed them out of charity. How little they differ from the pervert who prowls the streets, looking for a victim he can ravish for his grotesque amusement.

Andrew Ryan disapproves of Blizzard

(but he's kind of a shlong).
 
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News Comments > WoW Adding All Race Access
2. Re: WoW Adding All Race Access Aug 17, 2012, 11:52 Silicon Avatar
 
It's probably meant to get really old subscribers to come back - or maybe tempt people who don't play into trying it again.  
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News Comments > Stardock Sues Ex-Employee for $1M
8. Re: Stardock Sues Ex-Employee for $1M Aug 16, 2012, 11:27 Silicon Avatar
 
Stardock sure does come across some weird problems. It is hard for me to feel too sorry for them though. This sort of thing is very preventable and any competent IT group would have had that data back online in a day.

Smells like bad management to me.

The game sucked too.
 
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News Comments > TF2 Gray Tease?
6. Re: TF2 Gray Tease? Aug 11, 2012, 12:45 Silicon Avatar
 
There was a 4 team mod for the original TF that worked out okay. It had red, blue, green, and yellow I think.

I still miss spy gas and some of the spammier grenade weapons.

 
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News Comments > Prevent Gaming Interruptions
44. Re: Prevent Gaming Interruptions Aug 9, 2012, 22:04 Silicon Avatar
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 20:22:
I must be crazy because in elementary school I loved the pizza. The rectangles with the little cubes of pepperoni on it? Fantastic!

Yeah, I liked it too. And it came out in those funky trapezoid slices.

Sausage pizza was the bomb though.
 
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News Comments > Prevent Gaming Interruptions
35. Re: Prevent Gaming Interruptions Aug 9, 2012, 13:18 Silicon Avatar
 
Five bucks for a program that keeps you from having to click on "game mode" or "disable".

Wow.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2012, 12:44 Silicon Avatar
 
http://www.ustream.tv/NASAJPL

There's a NASA Ustream about the rover.

Space probes are pretty cool.
 
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News Comments > Source 2 Engine Hint
17. Re: Source 2 Engine Hint Aug 6, 2012, 12:39 Silicon Avatar
 
jimnms wrote on Aug 6, 2012, 10:46:
Does this mean that the Black Mesa Source Team is going to start over?

Dude. Nice.

Apply a fresh bandage to the burn.

 
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News Comments > Star Lords Announced
12. Re: Star Lords Announced Aug 4, 2012, 12:08 Silicon Avatar
 
I like the way you could glue ship parts together in Galciv 2 to make your own. I didn't like the way they handled combat though. I wanted the option of moving my own ships around sometimes, not have it predetermined by algorithms every time.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2012, 12:29 Silicon Avatar
 
Those street lamps melted because there was a dumpster fire nearby.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Aug 3, 2012, 12:27 Silicon Avatar
 
When you buy something for fifty bucks that you can't return and you get it home and find out that it's broken - you're going to be pretty mad.

Gamers are over the top with their stupid threats, but developers/publishers don't deserve a free pass either.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Aug 2, 2012, 12:18 Silicon Avatar
 
This guy's article really falls apart when he compares level design in shooters to map design in Skyrim.

The two just don't have the same requirements at all.

 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Kickstarter
11. Re: Oculus Rift Kickstarter Aug 2, 2012, 12:03 Silicon Avatar
 
I remember when a 3dfx card was niche and all it did was play Quake.

I'd like to see somebody working on display glasses and I would try them out if they got them working up to a certain degree of polish.

It doesn't have to be perfect it just has to do something that's cool.
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic F2P This Fall
28. Re: The Old Republic F2P This Fall Jul 31, 2012, 18:38 Silicon Avatar
 
Cabezone wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 18:26:
You think Bethesda is paying attention?

They'd be fools not to.

 
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News Comments > Bethesda S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Rumor
44. Re: Bethesda S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Rumor Jul 31, 2012, 18:07 Silicon Avatar
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 17:35:
What's funny is the Bethesda engine has actually been a ton more stable due to Skyrim patches, gets fantastic performance, great visuals, large open area's, modable, wonderful story line branch mechanics and then many treat it like complete trash. Their games in several ways are so far ahead then others... it's sort of amazing how many cannot see it.

I think Skyrim is solid. It's pretty and I hardly ever have technical problems with it. It could use more enemy diversity and better enemy AI but the engine seems pretty solid now. The only engine problem I've experienced (that hasn't been fixed by a patch) is z-fighting of mountain textures in the background of certain areas - and I think that is due to a mod.


 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 31, 2012, 12:56 Silicon Avatar
 
What a crap article.

The whole thing sounds like it was written by some manager who had never touched a computer other than to type out a new resume.

One part of it says that companies who weren't hip enough (whatever) could not hire the "most sought-after recent graduates". Huh? You mean like the recent grads who can't find jobs because people with more experience take them?

Who the hell goes down the interview list and says "Boy I sure would like to have a bunch of college newbs working in IT."?

Fortran and Cobol going away? Hah.

Everything on the "cloud"? HAH!

Plugging devices into machines willy-nilly without letting them get vetted by IT to check for security and usability problems? HAHAHA.

Whoever wrote this article is living in fantasy land. Sadly this is exactly the kind of article that jack-off managers read and use to convince their "superiors" that IT needs less money or people.

 
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