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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Begins
23. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 12, 2012, 14:22 Silicon Avatar
 
I'm going to buy Legend of Grimrock for sure.
 
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News Comments > Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced
32. Re: Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced Jul 12, 2012, 14:19 Silicon Avatar
 
I think they're actual dumbfucks.

Or maybe pod people.

They sound like pod people.

They say all the words and they think they know what gamers want, but they just don't get it.
 
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News Comments > Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced
24. Re: Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced Jul 12, 2012, 13:24 Silicon Avatar
 
I wonder if the "new generation" ever gets tired of being talked down to by people who are building obvious knock-offs.

In the mean time some people who do get it are having a sale.

Grimrock is on sale at Steam.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/207170/

It's $6 for the next 35 hours.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 12, 2012, 12:29 Silicon Avatar
 
That's fine. Most local retail can die. It doesn't do anything for me. It's just a middle man shipping me a product with no added value.

Best Buy and their ilk deserve what they get.

Clothing stores will have to lower prices or they'll just become showrooms for people to try things on and then order online. That's fine too. It's dumb to have a huge mark-up on "designer" labels made in Korea or China just for the "experience" of going into a store. When you're selling "experience" you're selling air and most consumers figure that out pretty fast.

 
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News Comments > Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced
19. Re: Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced Jul 12, 2012, 12:21 Silicon Avatar
 
WoW pauldrons, 2 classes, Lady British? Really? Out of all the names in Ultima the best thing they could come up with was Lady British? I know Garriot took Lord British with him, but come on.

I heard that there was going to be another Ultima game and I heard that Bioware was involved so I had a tiny shred of hope.

Now I see it's just another EA pile of shit. Worse, it's a mobile EA pile of shit. It moves around - staining everything it touches.
 
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News Comments > EA Shakeup Rumor
27. Re: EA Shakeup Rumor Jul 11, 2012, 22:19 Silicon Avatar
 
I guess if you're rich enough you can hire people to make you look good even after you're fired.

 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 10, 2012, 23:56 Silicon Avatar
 
I'm just not that enthusiastic about yet another mobile game.

I keep hearing rumblings that someone else is going to do a proper Ultima on PC though. Maybe that is why EA shut down negotiations.

 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 to Include Original
13. Re: Wasteland 2 to Include Original Jul 10, 2012, 12:50 Silicon Avatar
 
Techie714 wrote on Jul 10, 2012, 11:17:
Tis is a cool bonus! Psst EA is courting them. If you have been following the development Brian has mentioned a couple of times how nice its been working with EA, this is another example. EA sees a nice IP & after Wasteland 2 ships & if it's super successful EA will sweep in with the offer.....

I hope Brian is smart enough to avoid any deals with EA. They ruin pretty much everything they touch within a couple years.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2012, 16:16 Silicon Avatar
 
That hair/wig video was pretty funny.

If I had a house without AC I'd at least buy one of those mostly mobile in-room units. Then I could roll it around to whatever area had to be cool and leave it parked for a while. They work pretty well.
 
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News Comments > Molyneux's "Game" Next Month
3. Re: Molyneux's "Game" Next Month Jul 6, 2012, 21:42 Silicon Avatar
 
To be curious about something people have to care about it first. I wish somebody would make a decent Populous clone so I could stop waiting for Peter to do it.  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Confirmed
18. Re: Steam Summer Sale Confirmed Jul 6, 2012, 12:18 Silicon Avatar
 
I'm pretty sure I still have unplayed games left from the last sale.  
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News Comments > Minecraft Patch Nears
2. Re: Minecraft Patch Nears Jul 6, 2012, 00:48 Silicon Avatar
 
I played a ton of Minecraft and then quit suddenly.

I think I was just playing because I really, really, really wanted it to be (or turn into) a really good Populous style game.
 
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News Comments > id Hasn't Forgotten RAGE
6. Re: id Hasn't Forgotten RAGE Jul 5, 2012, 19:39 Silicon Avatar
 
I'd forgotten about Rage to be honest. I remember when Id releases were a big deal. Now everyone has a decent 3D engine and Id is still painting the world brown and using the same gameplay from 15 years ago... Carmack should just quit like he obviously wants to and concentrate on his rockets.

 
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News Comments > Dead State Kickstarter Ends Today
14. Re: Dead State Kickstarter Ends Today Jul 5, 2012, 14:05 Silicon Avatar
 
I can't decide if I want to fund this or not.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 2, 2012, 12:43 Silicon Avatar
 
I haven't used the command line in ages.

There's no particular reason to get rid of it though.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
1. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jul 1, 2012, 14:49 Silicon Avatar
 
L4D2 needs a strong injection of new weapons and zombie variants.

 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Updated
5. Re: Team Fortress 2 Updated Jun 28, 2012, 12:44 Silicon Avatar
 
Pyro-vision is pretty fun. I re-installed the game just to see what was added. I'll probably play a a while.


 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jun 27, 2012, 11:41 Silicon Avatar
 
Dwarf Fortress NEEDS a 238 page illustrated getting started guide...  
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News Comments > Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near
27. Re: Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near Jun 25, 2012, 23:14 Silicon Avatar
 
Pyro was way cooler when the fire stuck to the floor and made anyone stepping on it catch on fire too.

That was OP but it was a lot of fun.

While I'm at it, Engineer mini-sentries should be stick-able on the ceilings and walls.

 
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News Comments > Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near
22. Re: Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near Jun 25, 2012, 19:25 Silicon Avatar
 
Spy is great at dragging the flag out of the base and/or resetting the pick-up timer. Just go in cloaked or with dead-ringer (dead ringer is best) and touch the flag. If you move it on top of that, it's a bonus. Even if you are on fire you can often still touch the flag and reset the timer. The more you have the enemy's flag/intel out in the open the more they have to play defense.

Smart teams will have someone switch to pyro to use the compression blast to keep spies away from the intel/flag. If someone actually grabs the flag then you can use compression blast to send them flying backwards.

I think demo-man is a bigger newb class than pyro. All you have to do is set up sticky mines and wait.

On maps with capture points things are a bit different. Spy is suited to screwing with teleporters and sentry guns on those maps.
 
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