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Description Game handle: Ventus
Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com
Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
Total Comments 2329 (Senior)
User ID 18104
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Early Access Today
77. Re: Steam Friends Nov 6, 2008, 18:59 Bucky
 
On a side note, the Blues News steam group is now too big to show all players. How are you supposed to see who's playing what then? If you view the group's page, it show's who's in a game, but not what game and doesn't give you the option to join them.

Sometimes, if you view the person's profile, it'll give you the option to join the game from there. It's a bit wonky right now though, I don't think the demo is supported quite right.

This game would be an instant 10 from me, except for the multiplayer issues. I have faith Valve will sort it out, and fast, so my pre-order remains. And guys, play on Advanced if it's 4 people--you'll struggle to get through 2 levels with everyone alive.
 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations II Patch
5. Re: Twilight of the Arnor Nov 5, 2008, 21:52 Bucky
 
How is it? Anyone got it and played it? I bought Dark Avatar and think I've yet to complete a single game in it, but I've been thinking about replaying GalCiv2, and wonder if I should get it.

I've played it many times. Far superior to either GCII or DA--think of it as the most refined and well done version. I never fire up GCII or DA anymore, TA is simply the culmination of several years of awesome. The biggest thing is unique tech trees and improvements; the different races truly play differently now.

Another question, how do you update from Stardock to Impulse? Does it import your account settings and everything automatically?

I left SDC installed, downloaded and installed Impulse (check to see if everything was OK) and then deleted SDC. Everything worked as it should and flawlessly (and this was on a beta of Impulse, it should be even better now).
 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations II Patch
3. Re: Galactic Civilizations II Patch Nov 5, 2008, 18:12 Bucky
 
Hmm..if I try to update this through Impulse it wants to delete the game first before applying the update...hope I keep my savegames.

That's odd. Were you running one of the 2.0 beta releases?


Glad this is out. I've been holding off on starting a new game until it hit, mostly because I wanted the espionage changes in there.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2008, 23:15 Bucky
 
Thank goodness!

QFT.


Now I can finally go to bed--I didn't want to move to Canada. Wink
 
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News Comments > Elemental: War of Magic Announced
1. Re: Elemental: War of Magic Announced Nov 4, 2008, 16:57 Bucky
 
Ordered, just as soon as I can figure out where to do it.

I Heart Stardock
 
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News Comments > Steam Cloud This Week
8. Re: Steam Cloud This Week Nov 4, 2008, 06:25 Bucky
 
That's crazy. Personally I get annoyed when games use 'c' for crouch, as that's just bloody awkward - how am I meant to turn right when I'm using that finger for crouching? At least with Ctrl - or 'Shift' as you somewhat bizarrely use - can be pressed by your spare pinky.

My reasoning has always been that more commonly used actions should be a close as possible to WASD without interrupting movement or aim if possible. CTRL is ok, but it's much easier to hit shift to crouch--after all, when was the last time you actually used a keybind for 'walk'?
 
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News Comments > Steam Cloud This Week
2. Re: Steam Cloud This Week Nov 3, 2008, 21:30 Bucky
 
It's probably a bad sign when I'm already checking Steam compulsively to see if I can start the download.


Saving binds is nice, but I'm generally happy with the default layouts--except for crouch. Why must everyone reverse crouch and walk? Shift is for crouch, ctrl is for walk. Annoyed
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Movie
6. Re: Left 4 Dead Movie Nov 1, 2008, 17:35 Bucky
 
Actually I need to wait and see if this is fun solo, as I no longer really have anyone to play with

Join the Blue's News Steam Community, then hit up us folks when you're looking for a game.
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Movie
4. Re: Left 4 Dead Movie Nov 1, 2008, 17:17 Bucky
 
Multiplayer Co-op against zombies.

I've been sold ever since I heard that, and still am. Honestly, they could have charged more and I still would have bought it without hesitation. Now to go hone my aim while I wait for release day.
 
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News Comments > The Million Witcher March
19. Re: YEA!!! Oct 30, 2008, 16:11 Bucky
 
Grab it off of Impulse (via Stardock). No DRM whatsoever, the handiness of an online client to download and keep updated, and no need for Impulse to be running to play The Witcher as it's completely seperate.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2008, 17:25 Bucky
 
I just installed the Comodo Suite (Free). Antivirus + Firewall. I'm of the camp that believes being careful is enough, but having just had my place set up with it's own dedicated cable modem (and not yet having a router) I needed some sort of firewall in between. So far, I like it. Then again, I only hung up with Comcast about 10 minutes ago, so my usage so far has been minimal.

Now the real test. I need to fire up TF2 and make sure it works--since for the last 3 months I couldn't play online for more than 10 minutes without my connection dropping (finally tracked it down to the VOIP setup that the landlord uses).

Edit: I can play online again! Woohoo! Party2
*Immediately pre-orders Left4Dead*

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News Comments > Good Old Games Open Beta
32. Re: Good Old Games Open Beta Oct 23, 2008, 19:15 Bucky
 
Damnit. Now there's no reason for me to avoid the site since it's in open beta. I should just shred my credit card right now and pray I forget the numbers.


What's worse is System Shock 2 was released when I went on hiatus from PC gaming; by the time I came back it was already dated. I've never played it. Now I don't have much of an excuse. Edit: Didn't realize they don't have SS2. Good thing for me, I already had the card out. Shocked

Interesting side note: Of the games on my shelf (and not stuff in a box and tucked away) reside the original Freespace, Freespace: Silent Threat and Freespace 2. I still load 'em up and play through on occasion.
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News Comments > TF2 and Half-Life Updates
5. Re: TF2 and Half-Life Updates Oct 23, 2008, 16:00 Bucky
 
Even better, since I recently decided to play my way through the Half-Life saga again.

I forgot how awesome Half-Life is. It still holds up very well, even with the aging tech.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2008, 17:30 Bucky
 
So when you gonna get that t-shirt link back up and running?

+1
 
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News Comments > Amazon Buys Reflexive
6. Re: Amazon Buys Reflexive Oct 22, 2008, 15:55 Bucky
 
I know them from Ricochet primarily, been playing their versions for a long time now. I actually just picked up Ricochet Infinity via Steam for $5, at that price it's a freakin' steal.

Edit: Whoa....a .sig divider! Gonna have to remove mine now.
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News Comments > UT3 Expansion Revealed
2. Re: UT3 Expansion Revealed Oct 20, 2008, 21:55 Bucky
 
I like UT3, and I hope this does in fact "grow the customer base", but it seems like an odd announcement for what I personally perceive as an unpopular FPS. I don't know though. I look forward to seeing what it is.

I couldn't have said it better.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2008, 16:27 Bucky
 
Well, short-handed play is different but I rarely get that far.

A good way to improve your small game play is to get a weekly game together with friends, and friends of friends (etc), and limit the game to 8-10 people. I've been playing weekly poker with friends for about a decade now and it's always a good time. We keep the buy-in small ($10) and usually only pay out to first place with second getting their money back.

It's a good time, the small buy-in keeps things friendly, and you get a lot of experience in both types of play (full table and small tables). I tend to do fairly well in organized tourneys, but I've never played in a field of thousands. I quit online poker years ago; I hate it with a passion.


I've gotta agree about that poker hand, too. It's not a 'bad beat' but it is ugly. I mean...wow. Watching it again is just painful.
 
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News Comments > SotSE: Entrenchment Price Oopsie
2. Re: No subject Oct 19, 2008, 13:59 Bucky
 
Yes. They're planning two more micro-expansions (for 3 total) and will then release all 3 as a complete expansion for those that don't want to use the micro-payment model. I'd guess that the final price for the bundled three will be less than $30, but that'll come at the price of a wait.  
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News Comments > Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Patches
4. Re: When where? Oct 15, 2008, 17:05 Bucky
 
Import it from GoGamer. That's who I picked up the original Sacred from. I still buy boxed games from them, although it's few and far between now.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: post votes? Oct 15, 2008, 16:14 Bucky
 
I am not going to ban people capriciously, but if warranted, they will get their just deserts. The goal is to minimize the negative impact of former users like Nuclear Watchdog and Woody.

Party2


I'm going to have to fight the urge to commit random acts of smiley abuse now.
 
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