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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com
Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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News Comments > BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates
12. Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Dec 2, 2011, 13:42 Bucky
 
Verno wrote on Dec 2, 2011, 12:33:
Matshock wrote on Dec 2, 2011, 11:33:
I pre-ordered so I'll be happy to play Karkand while waiting for them to improve the other maps.

Some balance fixes on the unlocks have been blogged about by DICE- flashlight and IRNV nerfs are on deck. I haven't heard anything about frag rounds or guided tank rounds yet though.

Guided tank rounds by themselves are fine, it's the fact that they're a fairly deep in MBT unlock that's kind of shitty. Just an example of the types of balance problems present in the unlock system. They managed to get most of the guns close together in terms of performance but the attachments/unlocks are where the problem lies IMO.

I hate to say it, but CoD:Black Ops had one of the best unlocking systems, in my opinion. At a certain level the weapon would unlock, then you spent cash for whichever weapon attachments you wanted. Allowing for some level of discretionary unlocking on the players part is still the best way to go, I think.
 
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News Comments > BRINK Free Weekend
6. Re: BRINK Free Weekend Dec 1, 2011, 23:49 Bucky
 
The only good thing about Brink is that it has made me much more cautious when it comes to pre-orders.

I haven't been so disappointed by a game in a long, long time.
 
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News Comments > Steam Daily Wishlist Giveaway - Terraria Sale
5. Re: Steam Daily Wishlist Giveaway - Terraria Sale Dec 1, 2011, 14:50 Bucky
 
Halo wrote on Dec 1, 2011, 14:47:
I tried this and have one question, does the digging speed up? I mean I was getting a little sick of mining one pixel at a time...

It will always be one block at a time with the pickaxe, though you can create new ones that will go through a given material faster, say 1 hit to mine a stone block instead of 4.

Then there's explosives, which are entertaining and will definitely remove more than one pixel.
 
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News Comments > Steam Daily Wishlist Giveaway - Terraria Sale
2. Re: Steam Daily Wishlist Giveaway - Terraria Sale Dec 1, 2011, 14:40 Bucky
 
Crap. Now I really need to finish my first Skyrim playthrough so I can get back into Terraria, though that may not be a wise decision. This game has the habit of making hours disappear.

For $2.50, everyone should own it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2011, 11:00 Bucky
 
*sigh*

That HL:Origins teaser only serves to remind me of just how much I want the next installment in the series. One day Valve will announce the next game, and I'll probably drop dead from pure joy before I ever get to play it.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Gulf of Oman Trailer
10. Re: Battlefield 3 Gulf of Oman Trailer Nov 28, 2011, 11:58 Bucky
 
A lot of this is the reason I'd switched to Rush instead of Conquest--everything plays better in Rush in my opinion. Even 32 player conquest is typically superior, though it begs the question of why bother supporting 64 players if you aren't going to design the game around that kind of player count.

BF3 is starting to call my name again, and I've just about hitthe wall with Skyrim, so that extended leave from BF3 should end soon.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
28. Re: On Sale Nov 28, 2011, 01:00 Bucky
 
Dungeons of Dredmor made it into the library late, when I noticed it going for $2.50. At that price, and with the almost universal praise I've seen it get, I couldn't pass it up.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Nov 27, 2011, 14:10 Bucky
 
$10 for the entire Dead Space franchise should be an instant purchase for anyone that hasn't played them.


This is the first Steam sale that's gone past where I've purchased so little: only Orcs Must Die+DLC found it's way into my library. I think a lot of it has to do with the ridiculous number of excellent games that have come out in the last few months; I'm simply content with what I have in front of me right now, so I can wait for better sales later on.

Fortunately there's not much due in the next year or so (that I know of) that has my attention, so I'll hopefully have some time to catch up on all the gaming that needs to be done. Now if only Runic or Blizzard would hurry up and give me my hack-n-slash fix....
 
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News Comments > AMD Catalyst 11.11b Performance Drivers
2. Re: AMD Catalyst 11.11b Performance Drivers Nov 26, 2011, 18:30 Bucky
 
The performance gain on Skyrim with my 5850 was noticeable, but I've also picked up a silent CTD while playing. I don't know if this is due to the small Skyrim patch or the new drivers, but the 11.11b are installing now, so we'll find out.  
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News Comments > On Sale
17. Re: On Sale Nov 25, 2011, 20:53 Bucky
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 25, 2011, 19:07:
Bucky wrote on Nov 25, 2011, 18:16:
nin wrote on Nov 25, 2011, 17:50:
Yo Bucky! I see Runespell is on your wish list - it's down to $2.50. I gotta grab that one this weekend.

My first thought reading that was "It is?" I'll have to pick that one up on the last day. My Steam sale rule of thumb is that if it's 75%+ off or under $5 I'll buy it for later, though that's a large part of the reason why my Steam library just continues to grow.

I'm hoping Hard Reset will get a daily sale--I had a lot of fun with the demo and it would make for a good diversion from Skyrim (while I wait for the tactical light in BF3 to finally get turned down).

Wasn't hard reset 75% on the FIRST day:??

I know SOMETIMES they do all of the sales over on the LAST day.....who knows.

Unless I missed a day, no, I'm pretty sure it hasn't had a daily sale yet. Does anyone know of a way (or website) to track the old sales? I'm gonna try lookin' through Blue's sales listing, but I'm hoping for something a bit easier to wade through.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale Nov 25, 2011, 18:16 Bucky
 
nin wrote on Nov 25, 2011, 17:50:
Yo Bucky! I see Runespell is on your wish list - it's down to $2.50. I gotta grab that one this weekend.

My first thought reading that was "It is?" I'll have to pick that one up on the last day. My Steam sale rule of thumb is that if it's 75%+ off or under $5 I'll buy it for later, though that's a large part of the reason why my Steam library just continues to grow.

I'm hoping Hard Reset will get a daily sale--I had a lot of fun with the demo and it would make for a good diversion from Skyrim (while I wait for the tactical light in BF3 to finally get turned down).
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Nov 25, 2011, 17:47 Bucky
 
Alamar wrote on Nov 25, 2011, 17:33:
Was waiting for this thread to say this...

Dead Island and Deus Ex at $25, but Space Marine at $33.5 seemed so odd to me...

-Alamar

All of those games are on my list, but with the number of games I have right now I'll wait until they all hit better (75%+) sales before I pick them up. There are just too many good games this year. It doesn't help that Skryim is taking up every minute of gametime I have, either.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
48. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 24, 2011, 01:13 Bucky
 
spindoctor wrote on Nov 24, 2011, 00:36:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 23, 2011, 20:55:
PropheT wrote on Nov 23, 2011, 20:54:
Bucky wrote on Nov 23, 2011, 18:25:
Edit: Huh, Steam seems to have forgotten all of my payment information. That's a sign I'm going to choose to ignore....

I think they cleared all of it from the system after the forum hack rather than requiring people to come and do it themselves.

meh. Mine was still there.

Steam removes linked credit card information when a user changes his password.

I did not know that. It certainly explains it, since I changed my password after the forum hack, even though I don't use their forums. It's actually a good security measure, now that I think about it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
21. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 23, 2011, 18:25 Bucky
 
Prez wrote on Nov 23, 2011, 17:57:
God they're starting already??? Uhoh

I had the exact same thought. OMD is today's purchase, we'll see what the rest of the week does to my wallet.

Edit: Huh, Steam seems to have forgotten all of my payment information. That's a sign I'm going to choose to ignore....
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Nov 19, 2011, 16:20 Bucky
 
Impressive.  
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News Comments > New ATI Catalyst Drivers
31. Re: New ATI Catalyst Drivers Nov 16, 2011, 00:30 Bucky
 
gilly775 wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 22:04:
Beelzebud wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 19:30:
I'm using a 5770, and Skyrim has been extremely stable with the 11.10, and now 11.11 drivers. Around 10 hours in, and no crashes. In fact, it's running the game flawlessly.


Ditto here with no crashes.

30+ hours here with no crashes, though my framerate will occasionally tank for very brief periods with no clear reason why. This is on a 5850, but I'm not even certain it's a video related issue.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours?
41. Re: Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours? Nov 15, 2011, 13:26 Bucky
 
fujiJuice wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 13:19:
Bucky wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 12:56:
The UI still irritates me, not because it sucks with the mouse (I just use the keyboard) but because so much is hidden. I just figured out that you hit R to unlock shouts with stored up dragon souls. Every time I'd tried to select a new shout, it had just said I needed a dragon soul. I'd pushed along in the relevant quest lines, killed dragons and then immediately tried to select the shout.....and then 20 minutes ago I accidentally stumbled across how to do it. Bah!

It should unlock on selection, but to be fair it does tell you at the bottom that R will unlock it.

*loads Skyrim*

Embarassed

Clearly, I'm an idiot. The shouts don't unlock on selection with the mouse, but the information on how to unlock them is given. Thank you for pointing out that I've spent over 30 hours of time in Skyrim with an IQ that rivals a cabbage.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours?
37. Re: Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours? Nov 15, 2011, 12:56 Bucky
 
I've actually been pretty lucky with loot, scrolls in particular keep coming up big for me. Anything enchanted I tear apart if I can't use it, and all crafting materials get sold. That's the nice thing about being a mage focusing on enchanting--you don't carry around very much. I've only got about 50lbs of gear on me when I've cleaned out my inventory.


The UI still irritates me, not because it sucks with the mouse (I just use the keyboard) but because so much is hidden. I just figured out that you hit R to unlock shouts with stored up dragon souls. Every time I'd tried to select a new shout, it had just said I needed a dragon soul. I'd pushed along in the relevant quest lines, killed dragons and then immediately tried to select the shout.....and then 20 minutes ago I accidentally stumbled across how to do it. Bah!
 
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News Comments > 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Skyrim
57. Re: 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Skyrim Nov 13, 2011, 12:06 Bucky
 
I'm on a 5850, and the one thing I am getting is massive framerate drops on occasion. I'll be running around and suddenly I'll go from a solid 60fps to 4, then after 10-60 seconds it recovers. I've yet to be able to figure out why, but it's annoying. Other than that the game is rock solid; it ran through a 6 hours marathon without a hitch.  
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News Comments > 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Skyrim
29. Re: 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Skyrim Nov 13, 2011, 00:06 Bucky
 
eunichron wrote on Nov 12, 2011, 23:33:
Bhruic wrote on Nov 12, 2011, 23:09:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 12, 2011, 20:33:
have killed two dragons in total, wandered around a bit, and have played nearly 16hrs so far. And I'm only level 5...ah yeah.

Really? You can kill dragons at level 5? That's a bit disappointing.

It depends. There are standard, unnamed, dragons that are pretty easy to kill. Some of the named ones are quite a bit more difficult. What I don't like about them is they rely almost entirely on their breaths, once they land they stop attacking entirely and give you some free hits before taking off again. Would be nice to see them engage in ground/melee combat to make them even more of a challenge.

The one that killed my mount was chewing on my horses' head between flame blasts. It looked like a rather deadly combination.

I've also seen a dragon attack a small village, and all the villagers start attacking and chasing the dragon. Suicidal group, those poor villagers. They did soften up the beastie rather nicely, though.
 
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