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Nickname Ventura
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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 09:17
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News Comments > Robert Bowling Leaves Infinity Ward
3. Re: Robert Bowling Leaves Infinity Ward Mar 26, 2012, 20:50 Ventura
 
I won't miss the guy. I was following him for a while there on Twitter, and like so many, he only ever tweeted back the insignificant stuff. I took that maybe twice, his ignoring valid issues to discuss silly little things, and that was the end of it.

I don't love to hate the cod franchise, like so many, but this time around, the Black Ops 2 gameplay footage that's released is going to want to be shit hot. What with my having a lot less disposable income now, it's going to want to be blow-your-dick-off hot.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 26, 2012, 18:44 Ventura
 
I don't know, there are some movies (Prometheus) that I only want to see in the theater despite having a pretty kickass home theater setup.

I have a kickass setup at home too, and the better it gets, the more I realise that I only continue to go out to the movies because they get them first. If movies I really want to see, like The Avengers, Battleship and Prometheus, came out on Blu Ray on the same day as arriving in cinemas, it would be a very different story.

It used to be about the big screen experience, but these days, it really doesn't cost all that much to be able to have a similar experience at home.
 
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News Comments > Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology
29. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 18:01 Ventura
 
I hit a brick wall at the 'seemingly' bit too, like it's all just in our heads. Fuck off mate.

If Black Ops 2 doesn't deliver some sweet goods, I'm done with this franchise. I want a campaign that doesn't suck this time coupled with plenty of extra single player content. Footage from the new zombie mode had better rock my socks.

MW3's survival mode suffers from a strange desync bug that continues to have gone unfixed. Releasing DLC maps while letting shit like that fester is how you lose my business.
 
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News Comments > Australia's R18+ Push Progresses
1. Re: Australia's R18+ Push Progresses Mar 19, 2012, 19:52 Ventura
 
Just about every process is a lengthy one out here. Nobody's ever in that much of a hurry. It's the Australian way. Coupla' days, mate!  
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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
219. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 19, 2012, 07:55 Ventura
 
Fuck, who am I kidding?

I'm gonna go out and buy two copies of this bad boy on release day. Been watching some good Youtube gameplay vids, and it's definitely my cup of tea. Just hope the online requirement doesn't make the experience suck with lag and/or getting dissed.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
189. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 16, 2012, 07:48 Ventura
 
I'm still not sold. Persistent online, meh. Does that mean they're going to have a server that will come down for maintenance, much like with WoW and all the other MMOs?

On its own, persistent online I can handle, but being in Australia MMO maintenance usually means my wife and I can't play atall on Tuesday evening. I don't mind having to be online to be able to play, but if I'm online but can't because of something at their end, that's going to bite.

Also, can anyone recommend a Youtube gameplay video (or channel) that kicks much arse? I've looked around, but I haven't really found any that have seriously wowed me.
 
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News Comments > More Diablo III Class Skills
39. Re: More Diablo III Class Skills Mar 14, 2012, 22:11 Ventura
 
You're asking us if you should buy a game that isn't out based on some feedback from the few players of a beta which is respective of roughly 3% of said game?

When you put it like that, all things considered it sounds like a great place to start.
 
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News Comments > More Diablo III Class Skills
32. Re: More Diablo III Class Skills Mar 14, 2012, 19:57 Ventura
 
So... should I buy it?

I mean, it's out shortly (ish), either way, but is it really any good? Haven't we done the click click click dungeon crawler thing a thousand times before already?

Just curious. I'm interested, but I don't really know why. Starcraft 2 didn't really do much for me, why should this?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 14, 2012, 18:12 Ventura
 
I learnt Pi to the 40th digit in high school. They had it on a big banner in our assembly area, and I memorised it a few digits at a time. Don't ask me why. I was a nerd.

All the other shit I can't remember from those days, but I still remember that.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Mar 14, 2012, 05:51 Ventura
 
I'll never forget the first time I saw the new Need for Speed game running on a 3DO. Talk about the next step forward. That was around the time Sega's new 32X addon for the Mega Drive hit town, because I was blown away seeing Doom running on that too.

Ahh, the good old days.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Passes
46. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Passes Mar 14, 2012, 00:49 Ventura
 
It's fun, but as soon as I topped out my sithsorc I didn't have much interest to play after the first couple of weeks.

Yeah I figured that was the gist of it. Pretty much nicely explains why I've been on again/off again on MMOs for years now.

I'll stick with my 7-day trial, and then probably never touch the game again once it expires.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Passes
38. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Passes Mar 13, 2012, 22:18 Ventura
 
I'm almost shocked, I actually expected more positivity around here.

A mate set up a 7-day trial account for me, and I'm actually enjoying it. Ok, so I've only played for about 3 hours, but it's a Star Wars fan's wet dream.

Fair enough, I might be sick of it in another few days though.

Oh, and it's already only $58 from BigW out here in Australia. That's pretty cheap, so soon.
 
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News Comments > Romero on Making an Old School FPS: "I Have Plans"
22. Re: Romero on Making an Old School FPS: Mar 11, 2012, 19:58 Ventura
 
id software needs to just bite the bullet and get the band back together.

I'd be up for that. They say the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and both Romero and Carmack have done nothing really noteworthy since they split.

If the team responsible for the original Doom series and Quake 1 got back together, that'd get my attention.
 
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Patriots Shakeup
15. Re: Rainbow Six Patriots Shakeup Mar 8, 2012, 17:25 Ventura
 
You HAD a team who was going to do R6 justice, but all you can see is $ is in your head.
Asshats!

Asshats? They're not in it for the love of the job mate, like the rest of us they just want to get paid.
 
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News Comments > Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions
21. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 3, 2012, 00:36 Ventura
 
But yes, he didn't have to do that and its incredibly generous.

And, like I was suggesting, also incredibly rare. Hard to believe Notch and my bosses are the same species, to be honest.
 
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News Comments > Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions
2. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 09:45 Ventura
 
If I didn't read about it, I wouldn't have believed it possible.

Suffice to say, I've never had a boss even nearly like Notch, that's for damn sure.
 
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News Comments > Happy Birthday id Software
17. Re: Happy Birthday id Software Feb 2, 2012, 06:10 Ventura
 
Eh, happy birthday, I guess. It's not like they owe me something, why get so upset?

You didn't buy Rage then?

I didn't either, but those that did don't seem to be all that interested in helping id blow out the candles.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy: Notch on Piracy
13. Re: Quoteworthy: Notch on Piracy Jan 12, 2012, 17:34 Ventura
 
Verno wrote on Jan 12, 2012, 15:20:
Notch had this attitude pretty much from the beginning before he was successful which is part of what makes the statement worthy of mentioning.

I would wager it's because he's done more than his fair share of pirating in the past, like most Swedes
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 10, 2012, 18:13 Ventura
 
The question is, will the console version also require an uninterrupted online connection?  
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News Comments > Diablo III in February?
184. Re: Diablo III in February? Jan 10, 2012, 06:24 Ventura
 
There have been people openly admitting they will pirate the game over this.

Rather amusingly, if pirates are able to negate the need to have that online connection, then I may actually buy it and use their crack. I couldn't care if my characters are stored on Blizzard's online server, nor do I care for using their auction house, but if my rather unreliable ISP cuts out right in the middle of the evening during a session and the game won't let me play any more, then that's something you better believe I'm going to give a damn about.

Just out of curiosity, is it setup where they're going to have server maintenance (like Wow), during which time everyone's going to be unable to play? For your average Yank, that's never been a problem, but out here in Australia that maintenance drops right in the middle of the evening.

Do your shit, pirates, some of us are counting on yas with this one.
 
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