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Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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News Comments > Medal of Honor Midnight Madness
8. Re: Medal of Honor Midnight Madness Oct 4, 2010, 19:21 Bucky
zirik wrote on Oct 4, 2010, 19:07:
should i wear a taliban costume if i go to this MM?

As long as you don't use the word Taliban, you should be fine.
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News Comments > Civilization V Patched
4. Re: Civilization V Patch Sep 27, 2010, 21:06 Bucky
It's the first Civilization game that's really sucked me in. I could never get into earlier versions, mostly because unit stacking drove me nutty.

I can't give a detailed breakdown of what works and what doesn't yet, since I'm only on my second game and playing on an easier setting to help me learn the game. I'm having fun though, and losing track of hours at a time.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 26, 2010, 14:12 Bucky
Civ V deserves to be up there. I've always been a fan of the Civ games, but some of the mechanics have always bothered me. The addition of hex tiles, eliminating the stacks of doom, and a cleaned up UI have made this the first Civilization game that has hopelessly captured me.

I'm thinking about my next moves even when I'm not playing. That can't be a good sign.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 24, 2010, 14:39 Bucky
Cutter wrote on Sep 24, 2010, 14:25:
Green Party Senate candidate fatally struck by SUV while biking.

Now, while I feel sorry for the girl and her friends and family, you do have to smile at the irony involved here. And what was I just saying the other day about when your number is up it's up no matter what you do. Stories like this almost make me believe in a god, or at least the fates - and that those sumbitches have a wicked sense of humour. Green Party candidate killed by a gas guzzling Escalade while biking? Come on!

I do a fair amount of cycling, heck, I just came back from a nice 50 mile afternoon trip. While I feel sorry for her, riding an hour before sunrise, on a bloody 4-lane divided highway, is practically suicidal. I avoid cramped 2-lane highways and wouldn't dream of going near a 4 lane highway in daylight, let alone in the dark.
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News Comments > Elemental Status Report
10. Re: Elemental Status Report Sep 22, 2010, 15:58 Bucky
Grounded wrote on Sep 22, 2010, 13:08:
Good to hear, I have CIV 5 now so I dont care

Sadly, that's essentially my position as well. I had originally planned to pick up Elemental, then grab Civ V later on during a sale. With all the bad reviews and press Elemental got, I skipped it and picked up Civ V DDE from D2D (meaning I'll get the first DLC free).
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News Comments > Civilization V Walkthrough Trailer
4. Re: Civilization V Walkthrough Trailer Sep 16, 2010, 18:23 Bucky
Crap, I shouldn't have watched this. Now I'm staring at the game page on Steam and trying to find a reason not to buy it.  
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News Comments > Swarm Gameplay Trailer
2. Re: Swarm Gameplay Trailer Sep 6, 2010, 20:22 Bucky
Yeah, I'm looking forward to this.  
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News Comments > Stardock Layoffs: Elemental Faulted
30. Re: Stardock Layoffs: Elemental Faulted Sep 4, 2010, 23:09 Bucky
Stanly Manly wrote on Sep 4, 2010, 22:48:
I have been casually following this game's development, and was looking forward to release.

Can someone fill me in on what exactly went so wrong with the game?

I haven't been following the story too closely, and I don't own the game, but here's what it seems like to me:

  • They built a new game engine, which has a lot of teething issues. Stability seems to be the primary concern right now

  • The UI is a horrible mess. This is generally agreed upon.

  • The game is a patchwork of individual components, instead of a game with an over-arching theme and approach.

  • I'd swear I read a post where Brad listed all the problems (as he defined them) but I can't seem to find it. The closest I can get is this: Labor Day Update.

    Keep in mind the Brad goes by the forum name FrogBoy.

    Edit: Fixed tags.
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    News Comments > Swarm Announced
    3. Re: Swarm Announced Sep 4, 2010, 08:51 Bucky
    Swarm actually looks like fun. I'm going to have to keep my eye on this.  
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    News Comments > Analyst: Mafia II "Unlikely to Achieve Profitability"
    6. Re: Analyst: Mafia II Aug 30, 2010, 21:05 Bucky
    Isn't this the guy that we already decided was an idiot? I'll admit though, I tend to label most 'analysts' that way.  
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    News Comments > Team 17 Goes Digital-Only
    8. Re: Team 17 Goes Digital-Only Aug 30, 2010, 17:31 Bucky
    theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 30, 2010, 17:21:
    Digital isn't about cutting costs but offering the customer more flexibility. Games can be redownloaded without limit, whereas game discs scratch, break and go missing. Sales aren't stock limited and are widely promoted, as opposed to being "luck of the draw" like with retail stores. Additional features like friends networks, auto-updating, DLC and in-game internet browsers and the such take things further. And that's without the obvious ease - no need to walk to your local store... it's instant.

    Also, while a single day comparison may not show digital titles selling for much less (if at all) I've personally gotten a lot more for my money thanks to the heavily promoted sales.
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    News Comments > Steam Top 10
    30. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 30, 2010, 06:26 Bucky
    The Magician wrote on Aug 29, 2010, 23:43:
    I sprang for Worms, because i've always loved the original Worms games .. Worms 3D was a terrifying mess of terrible controls, and unfortunately, Worms Reloaded just continued it. The game is fucking impossible, and the controls are utter garbage.

    If memory serves me right, the controls for Worms Reloaded are pretty much identical to the controls for Worms Armageddon. My only real gripe with Worms Reloaded is that they still design the front-end UI for 6-year-olds on an Xbox. Everything has to be scrolled through instead of drop-down menus.

    I'm enjoying the game quite a bit, but to each his own.
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    23. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2010, 21:34 Bucky
    caralimon wrote on Aug 27, 2010, 15:50:
    Oh geee, i actually remember reading this OotB back in the day, i can't believe it's been 8 years already . I can't think of any other website i've been visiting on a daily basis this long .

    As others have said, OotB is just another one of the reasons i visit Bluesnews everyday, it's like a reality check for me in between all the web, blogging and videogames madness .

    You rock Blue, keep up the good work!

    Agreed. I can clearly remember reading that OotB post; I would never have guessed it's been 8 years since that was posted.

    I always have trouble adjusting when I open a web browser on another computer and Blue's isn't the homepage.
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    News Comments > Valve Would Like to Make the Half-Life Movie
    5. Re: Valve Would Like to Make the Half-Life Movie Aug 26, 2010, 21:18 Bucky
    Valve making a Half-Life movie.

    Oh dear god, yes. Where do I give them my money for that?
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    News Comments > New ATI Drivers Add StarCraft II AA
    8. Re: New ATI Drivers Add StarCraft II AA Aug 25, 2010, 19:17 Bucky
    Switched back to ATI when I picked up a 4870 a while back. I'm on a 5850 now, I update my drivers as soon as I see them here, and the only problem I ever encountered was some missing textures in Borderlands that was fixed PDQ.  
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    News Comments > Elemental/PC Gamer Follow-up
    35. Re: Elemental/PC Gamer Follow-up Aug 25, 2010, 17:14 Bucky

    I used to be a Stardock supporter. I was very interested in Elemental. Now I'm seeing yet another excuse about broken street dates, and a game that, out of the box, is clearly unfinished.

    Brad also has a habit of speaking his mind, which as the head of Stardock is starting to do him more harm than good.

    The end result of this is a bad launch. I'd been hoping to find some early user impressions and then buy the game if they were favorable, now I'll be surprised if a month down the road I'm still interested enough to try the demo.
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    News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Mafia II
    81. Re: Ships Ahoy - Mafia II Aug 24, 2010, 18:03 Bucky
    Hmm, I seem to have mistaken this for a thread about Mafia II.

    elefunk wrote on Aug 24, 2010, 13:50:
    It's amazing how people still continue to justify and defend piracy.

    There are really only a few simple facts:

    -No one is *entitled* to play anything. If there is no demo, or you feel like the demo isn't representative enough, or you want to play more before buying it, then don't play it. Don't pirate it. You're not entitled to play more than the publisher gives you, so stop making up this bullshit about how you need more, and more, and more, and more, and more, and more, and more, and more, before you *FINALLY* decide if it's worth your money.

    -If you pirate a game, and play it for a few hours, and *THEN* determine it's not "worth your money", then you're still lying to yourself and everyone else. You spent a few hours with it. Unless your time is 100% worthless, then by pure definition you place value on the game because you fucking spent a few hours of your time on it.

    -If a game isn't worth paying for, then you wouldn't have pirated it at all, because by definition it's not worth your time to play it.

    -If you think it's a decent game, but not worth paying full price, then again stop fucking justifying piracy and wait for a discount before you play it.

    But, most importantly again, you're not entitled to play jack shit. You don't deserve to play more than what they give you. You're not being an "educated consumer" or whatever shit phrase you use to justify your actions, you're simply a filthy thief, a spoiled entitled child who thinks you deserve everything you don't.

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    News Comments > On Sale
    9. Re: On Sale Aug 20, 2010, 19:58 Bucky
    Perhaps the list, sorted by distributor? Though I worry that the 'On Sale' section may start claiming too much of Blue's time if steps like that are taken.  
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    News Comments > Torchlight II Trailer
    9. Re: Torchlight II Trailer Aug 18, 2010, 17:01 Bucky
    I saw a 2H hammer in there! Woo!

    There's no sarcasm there, I really am excited about that.
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    News Comments > Worms Reloaded Trailer
    3. Re: Worms Reloaded Trailer Aug 16, 2010, 17:11 Bucky
    Rattlehead wrote on Aug 16, 2010, 13:37:
    Heh, this game is just taunting me in my Steam games list

    I'm new here btw

    The trailers aren't making the wait any easier, that's for sure.

    Also, Welcome to Blue's!
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