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Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Weapon Tweaks Planned
3. Re: Battlefield 3 Weapon Tweaks Planned Feb 22, 2012, 23:57 Bucky
I just got back into BF3 over the weekend, and I like most of these changes. The fore grip change is the most significant, as it will reduce horizontal recoil less (mini-nerf) but will also increase minimum spread (if I'm reading it right-big nerf). It's gone from being a must have attachment to, in my eyes, dropping it in favor of something else.

My preference is for medium rate of fire weapons with good recoil and spread, which is why the M416 is still my favorite gun. Fortunately it looks like it's been left alone, except for the damage buff that all of the assault rifles are getting.
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta Signups
2. Re: Guild Wars II Beta Signups Feb 22, 2012, 13:46 Bucky
I've been trying very hard not to pay attention to Guild Wars 2. I put more time into Guild Wars than I've put into any other game, and with Guild Wars 2 continuing to look completely awesome, I'm afraid that the anticipation alone may kill me.

I really hope they wait until Fall to release GW2. I'd like to be outside this summer.
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News Comments > Gaslamp Games Interview
1. Re: Gaslamp Games Interview Feb 19, 2012, 09:53 Bucky
I was browsing through my Steam library the other day and remembered that I'd picked Dungeons of Dredmor up; I've been playing it since yesterday and I've just come to realize how brilliant it is. For $5, everyone should own this game.  
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News Comments > Modern Warfare 3 Free Weekend
9. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Free Weekend Feb 17, 2012, 14:19 Bucky
Cutter wrote on Feb 17, 2012, 09:21:
I tried this for all of 2 hours before deleting it. Wow, what terrible, terrible multiplayer.

I didn't even make it that long. I've been a fan of the CoD games in the past, but this cow is completely dry now. The game has aged, badly, and it seems all of the map designs were done by people who think the old deathmatch 'killbox' maps were the best thing ever. Frankly, the game looks, and plays, horrible. All that money and an incredibly popular franchise--you'd think they would try to improve on the brand instead of drive it into the ground.

BF3's infantry combat, alone, is far superior to MW3. The one good thing about this free weekend is that it's rekindled my interest in multiplayer FPS--I'm gonna have to play me some more BF3 this weekend.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 17, 2012, 10:10 Bucky
I'd made the switch to Firefox as my primary browser a week ago, and three days later was back to using Chrome. Firefox had slowed to a crawl after a day of was eating over 1.5GB of memory. I don't know if this was FF or an extension, but since FF without the extensions isn't better than Chrome, it doesn't matter.

I just wish Google would add a real bookmark manager to Chrome.
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
16. No subject Feb 12, 2012, 01:44 Bucky
Shok wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 13:50:
I finally just made Chrome my default browser the other day. Firefox causes my video card to crash regularly with the nvidia VPU recovery nonsense. After installing Chrome it's amazing how much faster browsing seems now.

Funny, today I made the switch back to Firefox as my default browser after having had Chrome in that spot for a few years. There's no noticeable performance difference to me, Firefox works better with a few flaky websites, and the Firefox extensions still can't be beat.

What really drove the switch was Chrome's shitty download and bookmark managers, with no good extensions to improve them because of the way Chrome is designed. Sure, a bad extension in Firefox can cause more problems, but the access it has to the browser is also what makes them better.

I discovered Tab Grouping shortly after transitioning all of my bookmarks, and it sealed the deal. I'll still keep Chrome (and Opera) installed, but for now Firefox wins.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 9, 2012, 12:28 Bucky
The fast pace of releases is nice, because it gets us updates and new features a lot quicker. It has the added benefit of making version numbers almost meaningless, so there's no longer a huge marketing push every time a new version is released.  
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News Comments > Steam for Mobile Released
3. Re: Steam for Mobile Released Feb 1, 2012, 01:02 Bucky
And we're yet another step closer to a single device handling all of our gaming needs. Allow me to drop the phone into a dock that already has a standard PC setup (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers) and I'll be in gaming heaven.

It will also mean I'll have no escape from my addiction. The day gaming heaven arrives I might have to quit cold-turkey in order to survive.

For an early mass release, the Steam phone app runs surprisingly well. Now they just have to add support for games in your library that have Android (or iOS) versions and make them playable (see the current Humble Android Bundle)
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News Comments > Screenshots
4. Re: Screenshots Jan 18, 2012, 23:50 Bucky
nin wrote on Jan 18, 2012, 21:09:
Hope they release the extra content for free to previous owners...

They never have announced what they're doing, have they? I saw it was on sale with the steam holiday sale, but I couldn't see buying it w/o knowing what their plans were...

Nope. I went digging around for the information for that very reason. I'll just keep waiting until they actually decide to enlighten potential customers...
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Prerelease Demo Plans
6. Re: Mass Effect 3 Prerelease Demo Plans Jan 10, 2012, 14:20 Bucky
Meh. It's a pre-order anyway.

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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
4. Re: Hardware Reviews Jan 9, 2012, 14:17 Bucky
Verno wrote on Jan 9, 2012, 12:39:
There's no way I'm dropping that kind of cash on a videocard anymore when you can get by with years old equipment due to console development targets.

Sad, but oh so true. My system is closing in on 3 years old, and except for an upgrade to a 5850 nothing else has been changed. I can play BF3 and Skyrim on high detail without a problem, and everything else released is significantly less demanding than those two games.

I'd like to build a new system when Intel's Ivy Bridge and nVidia's Kepler are released this spring, but I just can't justify the cost when my system isn't the limiting factor. Heck, my most anticipated 2012 games (Torchlight 2, Mass Effect 3, Guild Wars 2) will all likely run just fine on what I have.

I'll probably just pop a solid state drive in, and then squeeze another year or two out of what I already have. I imagine in 5-10 years we'll just be dropping our phones into docks and using them as the primary gaming device, anyway.
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News Comments > Steam Soars
29. Re: Steam Soars Jan 5, 2012, 00:45 Bucky
Cutter wrote on Jan 4, 2012, 20:16:
PHJF wrote on Jan 4, 2012, 19:53:
Where have you heard that GW2 is coming soon?

They started closed beta a few weeks back so sometime in the next 3-6 months is a good bet.

So I only have 3-6 months left to live, then.

Guild Wars is the only game that ever held me for years, and GW2 looks so much better...
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
32. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 2, 2012, 17:44 Bucky
Jerykk wrote on Jan 2, 2012, 17:34:
On a brighter note, good to see DX:HR back on the charts. Seriously underrated game and my personal choice for GotY.

My rule this sale was nothing over $5, but after hearing so many good things about DX:HR here (and after being so disappointed by DW:IW) I broke and picked it up +the DLC. Enjoying it so far, though I've only just scratched the surface.
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News Comments > Mobilization
3. Re: Mobilization Dec 30, 2011, 13:02 Bucky
Halo wrote on Dec 30, 2011, 12:18:
Hoping some good oll internet law degrees drop in but...

As Verizon changes their billing policy doesn't that give you the 30 day right to back out of your contract? Something with a contract being changed you are free to back out of it without penalty?

Or since it's your choice how to pay it doesn't matter? They're just passing along the charges to their customers?

It's not a change in fees, it's just a fee for a one-time payment method, so it won't alter the contract.

I pay all my bills online, and I prefer to do it with a one-time credit card transaction, but more and more sites are charging a fee for this. With a credit card I'm protected if the information gets stolen, and by not making it a recurring charge I'll actually keep an eye on my bills.
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News Comments > BF3 Famas Rifle Changes Planned
22. Re: BF3 Famas Rifle Changes Planned Dec 28, 2011, 14:45 Bucky
Matshock wrote on Dec 28, 2011, 14:01:
Seriously though, the pilot/gunner hear a lock tone when you've got a SAM locked on them- they don't get an actual launch warning.

Just wait for them to pop flares, wait a second or two depending on how fast they're moving then fire.

Actually, there's a lock tone and then there's a 'pinging' tone when the missile is actively tracking you. I know better than to pop the flares before the missile is on the way, though occasionally it's on me too fast to even get the flares off.

With that said, I've found focusing on the ground game to be more effective for me. While everyone else is flying around and neutralizing each other I'm running around capturing flags.
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News Comments > BF3 Free Physical Warfare Pack
3. Re: BF3 Free Physical Warfare Pack Dec 20, 2011, 23:42 Bucky
Meh. I've had the pack the whole time, and the only thing I ever used for any length of time was the Type-88, and it was only briefly.

I'd much rather they put out a patch for in-game VoIP. I hate to even say it, but I'd pay to see it done.
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: Tropico 4: Steam Special Edition on Dec 20, 2011, 23:27 Bucky
Prez wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 23:17:
Note to my friends on Steam - keep an eye out for some gifts from "Santa Prez". Anyone who wants something form their wishlist this Xmas, friend me. (Yeah, this IS the only way I can get friends, so shut up.)

Done...though I thought you were already in there. I took a look at your Steam library--I have been humbled.

The Witcher 2 is high on my list, but I can't quite pull the trigger on it yet. I'm already neck deep in awesome games, I figure by the time I'm ready to play it it'll have been on sale for an even better deal.

Edit: Prez, you need to photoshop a Santa hat onto your profile picture. Thanks!

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News Comments > Torchlight II Trailer
8. Re: Torchlight II Trailer Dec 17, 2011, 21:07 Bucky
Krovven wrote on Dec 17, 2011, 20:29:
Bucky wrote on Dec 17, 2011, 20:13:
Judging D3 based on the limited area that we have is a mistake.

So you didn't bother to quote the part where I said...

Granted I expect D3 to change a lot before it goes live, but as it is, I'm more looking forward to Torchlight 2 and it's going to be a 3rd of the price of D3.

To repeat...I expect things to change in the D3 beta. BUT AS IT IS NOW, I am more looking forward to Torchlight 2.

I didn't quote it because, gameplay wise, this section of the game will likely remain as it is now in terms of enemy quantity and interactions. The game will certainly open up after the skeleton king, but all we have is the newbie training area. I think you're referring to the game as a whole, while I was focused on the beta itself. It's my fault for focusing so strictly on that part of your comment, I've just seen a lot of comments in the D3 forums where people don't realize the beta content is the section of the game with training wheels.
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News Comments > Torchlight II Trailer
6. Re: Torchlight II Trailer Dec 17, 2011, 20:13 Bucky
Krovven wrote on Dec 17, 2011, 19:27:
I recently played through the D3 beta, the Skeleton King dungeon was pretty good, everything up to that point was fairly boring. There just arent enough monsters, the ones that spawn out of the walls, statues, etc, the animations take so long for them to become active they pose no threat whatsoever, and when 75% of the monsters are like this, makes combat very boring.

The monsters also seem to have a very short aggro radius, and often they wouldnt attack me at all. If they did aggro and I ran away for 20ft they would stop chasing. So rounding up a big stack of monsters to fight was impossible. Yawn. Back on the lack of monsters, there were often times that I'd be walking through room after room and it was just destructible environment stuff and never a monster. Felt like I was playing one of those hidden objects games.

D3 looks great and sounds great, but the (lack of) skill/stat progression and combat are simply boring.

The beta content is the starting area only, it's intended to be easy while players get a handle on the game. As such, monsters are sparse, aggro range is limited, and monster skills are limited. There are numerous threads on that very point. Judging D3 based on the limited area that we have is a mistake.

Now, judging it based on other qualities is another story. The amount of server interaction that's required by the game is quickly making D3 drop on my list. If you have 200+ms lag it's visible in almost every interaction you have on the screen (combat, looting, storage, etc). It completely ruins the game feel, in my opinion.

I'm also rather underwhelmed by the art direction. Torchlight 2 just looks better, to me. As it stands, Torchlight 2 is a Day 1 purchase and D3 will wait for a sale.
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News Comments > More on Guild Wars 2 Mesmer
6. Re: More on Guild Wars 2 Mesmer Dec 14, 2011, 13:55 Bucky
I always thought the Mesmer was under-rated in Guild Wars, and a profession I loved to play. It was always particularly strong in PvP, where a number of different builds worked wonders.  
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