Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
User Settings
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Tampa, FL 10/09
Greenbelt, MD 11/06

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Bucky

Real Name Bucky   
Search for:
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
Nickname None given.
Email Concealed by request
ICQ None given.
Description Game handle: Ventus
Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
Total Comments 2337 (Senior)
User ID 18104
User comment history
< Newer [ 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 ] Older >

News Comments > EA Giving up "Crappy" Licensed Games
10. Re: Next Aug 5, 2008, 23:46 Bucky
Give up the DRM, poor post-release support, buggy games, and mediocrity you're known for, and I might give a shit.

When pigs fly in formation.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: dates & comments under the title Jul 30, 2008, 18:44 Bucky
+1 To dates and comments to the side.

On several completely unrelated notes:

They finally pulled the health bonus for the Pyro's Backburner in TF2. Woo!

Logitech's mice: G5>G9. Trust me.

You still got pix's email? I think I broke my board login when I updated the email address.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Sins of a Solar Empire Beta Patch
2. Re: nice Jul 24, 2008, 16:31 Bucky
Weighs in at 216.74 MB. I'm pulling it down now, haven't played Sins in awhile, it'll be nice to fire it up again.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Age of Conan Buddy Keys
4. Re: No subject Jul 23, 2008, 22:06 Bucky
I was just there! *grumbles*

Edit: For clarification, I believe the download fee is to recoup lost time pulling in the client, as it weighs in at 40+ GB. You probably can't start downloading until you get the key, at which point the timer starts. A bit understandable; that much bandwidth can't be cheap.

This comment was edited on Jul 23, 22:07.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: No subject Jul 23, 2008, 21:50 Bucky
Anything the BSG guys do has to be listed twice. It's a rule--even if I just made it.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Age of Conan Buddy Keys
2. Re: No subject Jul 23, 2008, 21:42 Bucky
Bah! I made an impulse buy CE pre-order, so I've got 5 4 of these things. I canceled my account 3 weeks in, so I don't know if I still have access to the buddy keys. I'll hand 'em out if anyone still wants 'em (and if I can get 'em) but I wouldn't recommend it. What you'll see in 7 days is a poor example of the game as a whole, you probably won't even make it out of Tortage.

Edit: Looks like I've got access. This is from the buddy key page though:

This buddy program lets you invite friends to join you in Hyboria for free for seven days. Simple select what server you play on, your Nickname and then write a personal message if you so desire. When done, enter the e-mail address of your buddy and then click "Buddy Invite".

We recommend that you lend your install DVDs to your buddy to get him or her ready to play as fast as possible. Alternatively your buddy will be offered a $2,99/2,99 client download with 3 additional days of playtime to cover the download time.

From this page you will be able to see the buddies you have invited.

I wonder if the $2.99 fee is optional, or required if you don't have access to the discs. *shrug*. I've gotta fire off one key, s'pose I'll find out.

This comment was edited on Jul 23, 21:45.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > DirectX 11 Announced, Compatible with DirectX 10 Hardware
3. Re: No subject Jul 22, 2008, 16:51 Bucky
DX11 works on DX10 hardware, but DX10.1 doesn't. As much as I hate to use  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Quake Live Trailer
6. Re: boy howdy Jul 21, 2008, 19:41 Bucky
Hm, seems I have a plugin problem with Firefox 3. I can hear it, but I can't see it.

Edit: Sweetness. I've really missed the good 'ole Quake deathmatch. The Unreals never did it for me, and Quake 4....well, it was a decent single player game.

This comment was edited on Jul 21, 19:48.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath SecuROM Fix
11. Re: No subject Jul 18, 2008, 16:10 Bucky
This is the reason why almost every game I've picked up in the last year has been either through Steam or Impulse (formerly SDC). Online authentication probably works better at preventing piracy, and you don't have to worry about shit like SecuROM.

Granted, there are valid concerns with that method, such as tracking and offline boxes but neither are problems for me.

As much as I want to pick up Kane's Wrath for the single player story, I'll continue to pass on it. It's sad too, since I credit the original C&C with getting me into PC gaming.

Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > MMO KOTOR Confirmed?
8. Re: Watch out WoW Jul 17, 2008, 16:56 Bucky
And here I was thinking Jedi were a rare occurrence....  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. OCZ Keyboard Jul 10, 2008, 21:34 Bucky
Thanks, but I'll keep my old G15. What I really want is a good gaming mouse; I love my G9 in all ways but one: the shape. Interchangeable grips was a great selling point at launch, unfortunately Logitech appears to have given up on the idea.

I'm but a step away from buying a G5 (stupid me, I gave my old one away when I bought the G9). I'm really going to miss the G9 scroll wheel though.

This comment was edited on Jul 10, 21:37.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Introversion's Chronometer Ticking
2. Re: No subject Jul 8, 2008, 16:03 Bucky
Dear Introversion,

If you make it, I will buy it.

Darwinia and Defcon were both great games. Not games I played a lot, but great games. Even better, they had that 'new' feeling that games have lacked for awhile now. Just....gimme.

You could have just said nothing at all, that probably would have been kinder.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Galactic Civilizations II: Endless Universe Announced
5. Re: Same here Shok Jul 7, 2008, 20:45 Bucky
Yeah, looks like Endless Universe is just Dark Avatar and Twilight of the Arnor with the original GCII stripped out. In all honesty, the game that's resulted from the two expansion packs is far superior to the original GCII--which is no small feat.

In other words, they give you all the necessary stuff to play the fully amped-up GCII.

It does look like they're gonna add a bit more campaign, but I have little doubt this will be provided free for owners of GCII+DA+TA. I highly recommend just buying the ultimate edition, waiting until August for this game (if you've never played it) isn't worth the wait.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Ignition's Unreal-engine FPS
9. Re: ... Jul 7, 2008, 18:15 Bucky
Well, it's about time we had a ground-breaking first-person shooter. I haven't seen anything as innovative as the original Half-Life


Half-Life was huge. I still enjoy playing through it, even if the graphics are very dated. IMO, the only studio out there that's gonna top HL is Valve. I'm convinced they're already working on something new and well into it, though I have no way to support it.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > TF2 Heavy Plans
26. Re: No subject Jul 2, 2008, 18:39 Bucky
Depleted Uranium (Heavy) rounds. Activate via alt-fire. Slows rate of fire, tightens firing cone, and as these are radioactive, depletes health for each round fired. Cannot be used while being healed/buffed/ubered (edit: make it break any heal or buff connection so that the Heavy can activate it at will) and creates a 10 or 15 second debuff where the lost health cannot be replenished.

*shrug* Just a thought.

This comment was edited on Jul 2, 18:42.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Patched
1. No subject Jul 1, 2008, 20:57 Bucky
Fixed backburner's flame critical hits not being recalculated after collision. This meant that it would check if the target was looking away once and after that the flame could score a critical hit again even if the orientation changed

Added back some damage falloff to the Pyro's flamethrower. Not nearly as extreme as it was before the Pyro class pack


I still think the +50hp on the backburner should be reduced to +25, but that's just my opinion. My most played class is still Soldier, so I love to see Pyros with the backburner (no knockback blast). I'm also glad to see some damage falloff now too.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > The Political Machine Return Policy
21. Re: ... Jul 1, 2008, 19:19 Bucky
I scanned to the end of your post just to see if I'd find another little gem, and sure enough:

Ah well, I better let you get back to molesting little boys.

While you may have legitimate points, statements like that make everything you say worthless. If you'd like to have a relevant discussion (or debate, semantics really) at least try to sound intelligent and civilized. Until then take your sig and place your own name in the appropriate places.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > The Political Machine Return Policy
19. Re: WOW Impressive! Jul 1, 2008, 18:31 Bucky
Possibly because most games nowadays can be finished over a weekend or two?

Which is another great thing about Stardock, their games tend to offer a huge amount of replayability. To prove the point, there are many GCII gamers out there that have never touched the campaign mode.

In the case of Stardock goodwill, they've built up a ton with me. In fact, I'm going to go preorder the CE 'poop in a box' right now.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Age of Conan Still Popular
6. Re: No subject Jun 30, 2008, 20:20 Bucky
Had an account, did early access, played for 75ish hours and burnt out on it. It really did just feel like 'more of the same'. My account was cancelled 3 weeks in.

Mind you, it's not a bad game and there are some interesting elements, but I just don't think it has any staying power. Then again, MMOs have never really been my thing.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Guild Wars 2 FAQ - Beta Delayed
16. Re: No subject Jun 29, 2008, 12:35 Bucky
Saying that you "don't have to group" in this game is pretty much an outright lie.

Agreed. Lets see someone get through Thunderhead Keep with only henchies.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
2337 Comments. 117 pages. Viewing page 41.
< Newer [ 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 ] Older >


Blue's News logo