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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com
Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 PC Checklist
7. Re: RE: Follow up Oct 25, 2011, 01:21 Bucky
 
Honestly, anyone not picking it up is missing out. I just played for an hour, and had an absolute blast. The game is seriously polished and refined beyond what the beta showed, and runs like a dream at cranked up settings.

I had played for about 10 minutes, and all I could think was "Yes." Anyone more eloquent (and less tired) than I can fill in the details, but I'd strongly suggest people on the fence go and buy it.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 PC Checklist
3. Re: oh yeah.... Oct 24, 2011, 23:50 Bucky
 
Yup, moved up to midnight release east coast. It should be interesting seeing how well their back-end handles this, considering much of the gaming population will be awake and itching to play.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Reviews
84. Re: Battlefield 3 Reviews Oct 24, 2011, 23:48 Bucky
 
So now it's telling me it'll go live at midnight. And I just got home. I may not sleep tonight....  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Reviews
34. Re: Battlefield 3 Reviews Oct 24, 2011, 14:32 Bucky
 
Verno wrote on Oct 24, 2011, 14:09:
Put differently, people forgave Steam for its various bumblings and oddities over the years because there was nothing else. EA had an existing standard to meet which I would argue they didn't do much to even try hitting.

I can understand that. Right now I'm giving Origin passing marks for the same reason I dealt with Steam years ago: the game it contains is worth overlooking the minor issues. With BF3 exposing the system to a much larger audience I expect them to improve rapidly, if not, then I'll hate Origin just as much as everyone else.


The release date check tells me it'll unlock at 03:00 ET. Does anyone know if they're using a 12 or 24 clock? I'd hate to have to go to work in the afternoon right as the game is unlocking...
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Reviews
28. Re: Battlefield 3 Reviews Oct 24, 2011, 14:03 Bucky
 
Verno wrote on Oct 24, 2011, 13:40:
I can't even remove some games from my Origin list. It just arbitrarily decides what stays and what I'm allowed to remove. BF3 Alpha? Stays no matter what. BF3 beta? Can be removed. Dead Space 2? Ok you can remove that. I guess I am expecting too much from what is basically a QT based EADM reskin.

Every service has it's problems. I've had a duplicate listing of CivIV+expansions in Steam for so long that I created a separate category just so I wouldn't have to look at them. Steam also does not provide a good notification of platform updates. I've had my internet go down, restart the computer, and then find out I can't even enter offline mode because Steam needs to be updated.

Don't get me wrong, I still think Steam is superior to Origin, but lets not forget Steam had a rocky start too. Remember how long it took for the friends system to actually function?
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Reviews
8. Re: Battlefield 3 Reviews Oct 24, 2011, 10:56 Bucky
 
Tomorrow can't get here fast enough.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 20, 2011, 14:42 Bucky
 
Verno wrote on Oct 20, 2011, 13:05:
For example Bucky lists something about putting his games on one but there are probably less than 20 games on the entire market that see appreciable load time reductions with an SSD and most of those are MMOs. That situation likely won't change until games aren't designed around consoles either. Traditional hard drives are fantastic for storage purposes, relatively reliable overall and cheap. SSDs are already in a pretty decent sweet spot price-wise and the benefits of running your operating system with one are both substantial and noticeable.

See, now you're just trying to ruin my fun.

I know there won't be much improvement beyond some initial load times, and even then it'll be minimal. That's the nice thing about a gaming rig though, I don't need a reasonable excuse for an upgrade. I won't be doing any upgrades for another 6 months or so anyway (waiting on Ivy Bridge and Kepler) so, with luck, SSD prices should improve even more by then.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 20, 2011, 12:39 Bucky
 
If OCZ can get decent performance in a SSD for around $1/GB, I'll finally bite. I've been refusing to pick up an SSD that's under 500GB (if it can't fit my entire Steam folder, I'll pass), and at that size they're still too expensive.  
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News Comments > New AMD/ATI Catalyst Preview Drivers
2. Re: New AMD/ATI Catalyst Preview Drivers Oct 19, 2011, 23:38 Bucky
 
Downloading these now for BF3. The beta didn't run bad on the 11.9s, so these plus final code should make things nice and smooth.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 MP Trailer
30. Re: Battlefield 3 MP Trailer Oct 19, 2011, 13:23 Bucky
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 19, 2011, 13:16:
Halo 3 also let you watch replays of entire games, which was enormously awesome and I'm shocked no PC dev has done this as the ability to save these, to scroll through them faster, and to upload them to YouTube would be insane.

UT still had the best stats.

CoD: Black Ops had to ability to replay full matches, watch from any perspective, and edit the videos to your taste. I can't remember if it offered YouTube uploading, though. Black Ops actually provided a great deal of information, including heat maps for hit locations. Sadist that I am, my shots were always most concentrated on the groin.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 MP Trailer
27. Re: Battlefield 3 MP Trailer Oct 19, 2011, 13:19 Bucky
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 19, 2011, 13:11:
THere are so many other great games coming out - I don't see a reason to buy this game at this price point, with the 3rd party service, and everything else thrown in......maybe one day when it is 20.00 and I have exhausted everything else. But I am still sticking to my no BF3 and no MW3.....

It depends on what you're looking for. There hasn't been much in the way of multiplayer manshooters that have caught my attention. I've sworn off the CoD series in order to avoid injuring myself--it's the only game that has ever induced violent rage. With Dead Space 2 and the pre-order goodies thrown in, I couldn't pass BF3 up.

Torchlight 2 and Skyrim are both pre-order or Day One purchases, but there are about 20 other game that I want that I just have to put off. It's a tough time to be a gamer--I have so many options that it's hard to decide which ones come first.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 MP Trailer
13. Re: Battlefield 3 MP Trailer Oct 19, 2011, 12:36 Bucky
 
Well that trailer did it's job, I'm now completely psyched for the game. I may have to take Tuesday/Wednesday off....  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 19, 2011, 12:34 Bucky
 
Rumors have the Galaxy Nexus launch pegged for Nov 10, and it can't come soon enough. I'm on the original Droid, which is just barely hanging on to life. A couple of months ago I managed to develop a severe case of gremlins in the phone, and now there's a 50/50 shot that my touchscreen will just start taking commands....even though I'm not touching it.  
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News Comments > DICE: Battlefield 3 Beta "Mission Accomplished"
22. Re: DICE: Battlefield 3 Beta Oct 17, 2011, 12:51 Bucky
 
elefunk wrote on Oct 17, 2011, 12:23:
Creston wrote on Oct 17, 2011, 11:17:
Bucky wrote on Oct 17, 2011, 11:15:
but I do think the web-based browsing/launching system is a good idea, and could really be good if they tighten it up a bit more.

Just out of curiosity, why do you think it's a good idea? It seems needlessly cumbersome to me.

Creston
For me personally, I liked it far better than any server browser that DICE has ever produced. The length of time between clicking a server and getting in game wasn't longer, and before looking at servers, I didn't need to sit through an array of splash screens either. Nor did I need to go through some weird hack or tweak of deleting splash screen videos or modifying my launch script to circumvent splash screens.

It was even faster for me than getting into a game of Team Fortress 2. I saved a favorite place on my browser to Battlelog, so whenever I wanted to play BF3, I'd click that favorite place, and seconds later be joining a server. Without needing to load the game first, the entire process was much faster.

And finally, the simple fact that they can update Battlelog without releasing a full Client patch means that whatever issues that do exist will be fixed much quicker. Throughout the first few days of the beta, they released 5-6 updates that fixed most of the issues people were encountering.

That covers most of it. I think the true strength of the system will be the ease of updates for DICE. They'll be able to add features and improvements without the same amount of development effort it would take to do it in-game.

I'm the kind of person that likes to look at stats, mess with loadouts, and sometimes just check to see if a favorite server has anyone playing. Having all of this outside of the actual game makes the process quicker and easier, and I can have the game loading silently in the background if I do choose to play. Moving everything except what's required for gameplay outside of the game code would be fine with me, provided it's done right.

I'll grant that change, just for the sake of change, isn't necessarily good unless they provide a greater feature set than they could from an in-game system. So far, that seems to be the case. There's also the legitimate concern that the entire system could shut down when EA determines that BF3's life is over, but that's not a concern for me since I usually don't stick with a multiplayer game for more than a couple of years.
 
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News Comments > DICE: Battlefield 3 Beta "Mission Accomplished"
4. Re: DICE: Battlefield 3 Beta Oct 17, 2011, 11:15 Bucky
 
I for one can't wait until the release, I had a blast on Caspain Border. I'm not particularly happy with Origin, but I do think the web-based browsing/launching system is a good idea, and could really be good if they tighten it up a bit more.

Now I just need to learn how to fly.
 
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News Comments > Dawn of War Sale; Free Retribution Weekend
10. Re: Dawn of War Sale; Free Retribution Weekend Oct 15, 2011, 12:41 Bucky
 
I just realized that the last stand mode can be picked up separately, instead of getting the full game. I'd likely never finish the campaign, so $10 for the last stand multiplayer and DLC doesn't seem bad at all.  
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News Comments > Dawn of War Sale; Free Retribution Weekend
2. Re: RE: Follow up Oct 15, 2011, 02:00 Bucky
 
Yeah, I just lost 2 hours to the last stand mode. Lots of fun. This game has been on my wishlist for awhile, I'm pretty much sold at this point.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 10:44 Bucky
 
It's a surprise that Chrome keeps giving you that error, I've been using it for a couple of years now and I've never seen that. Considering I still haven't broken myself of the habit of closing the browser instead of just minimizing it, you'd think I'd have seen it at least once by now.  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
5. Re: Hardware Reviews Oct 12, 2011, 12:10 Bucky
 
I'd hoped this would be a decent CPU, but it doesn't look that way. At this point I'm just going to stretch my i7 920 and 5850 into next march, when Ivy Bridge and nVidia's Kepler should be about ready to hit.  
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale Oct 11, 2011, 23:43 Bucky
 
As has been said, don't even bother playing TQ without the fan patch. It's a pure community bug-fix patch, which is necessary to make a number of skills work correctly.

Also, Dream+anything is pretty much a win.


I've enjoyed TQ and Torchlight and put a ton of time into each. While TQ is certainly more fleshed-out, I prefer the pacing and combat of Torchlight. I'd have to give the win, narrowly, to Torchlight.
 
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