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Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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User ID 18104
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News Comments > Crytek: PC Sales to Piracy Ratio 1:15 or 1:20
13. Re: No subject Jun 27, 2008, 18:10 Bucky
When you release a shitty product that no one wants, don't blame yourselves. Instead, drop support for it and lay the blame for poor sales on something that can be neither proved nor refuted.

For the record, I also call BS on his stats. I can also proudly say that I've never played any Crytek game, the reviews and word of mouth were always enough to keep me away.
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News Comments > Valve: PC Gaming is the Future
3. Re: No subject Jun 27, 2008, 17:52 Bucky
PC gaming was a niche market when I started, and if it goes that way again, so be it. I haven't seen much of an increase in truly good games over the years, only an increase in the number of available games--thereby reducing the percentage of good games.

So long as games like GCII and Portal continue to be delivered to the PC, I'll remain a dedicated PC gamer. If developers start building OS independent games (read: let me play it on Linux) you'll have to pry my PC away from me.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: AMD bests Nvidia Jun 27, 2008, 17:10 Bucky
My last ATI card was a 9800 Pro 256; I loved that card. I've had no card before or since that's held up so well, for so long, and with so few problems.

I may dump my 8800GT just to help support ATI again, especially since their drivers are open source and the card even ships with Linux drivers (are the rest of you hardware guys listening?! Give your customer options!)
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. No subject Jun 23, 2008, 21:23 Bucky
That Rube Goldberg machine is really impressive.

Damn, now I have to fight the urge to buy Crazy Machines 2 off of Steam.

Edit: Ok, now I'm not sure which is more impressive--the Egg crusher or the insane amount of planning that went into the Peggle shot.

On second thought, the Egg Crusher still wins.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: No subject Jun 23, 2008, 16:57 Bucky
You clicked 227 times in 30 seconds.
Your caffeine level for today is:

Near Death - Delusions of Godlike power

Only using one finger? In other words, not cheating? 'cause if so, you really need to get into rehab.
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News Comments > On Impulse & User Content
5. Re: No subject Jun 21, 2008, 13:04 Bucky
It's not like Stardock is going out, buying up mods, and then selling them--my guess is that would still be up to mod authors. Personally I think it would provide a great deal of incentive for more indie teams; you're not forced to buy anything that's put up through Impulse. Let anything up there succeed, or fail, on its own merits.

Then again, it's all academic at this point since there's really no info to go on except that little bit in the EULA.
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News Comments > Morning Q&As
4. Re: No subject Jun 20, 2008, 16:00 Bucky
Wardell has made Stardock into a highly respected company, so much so that just about anything they put out I'll buy, whether I'm interested in it or not--without a single regret.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. No subject Jun 19, 2008, 21:04 Bucky
Huh....AMD might be getting my money pretty soon. I've gotten away from buying bleeding edge graphics cards and prefer to go midrange now....the 4850 looks to be the card of choice there. That probably wouldn't be enough to drive me away from Nvidia, but the Linux support will be.

*looks at utorrent*

Oh good, openSUSE 11.0 just finished.

Edit: If only Asus would get some driver support out for their sound cards now. openSUSE 11.0 is shipping with ALSA 1.0.16 and support for the Xonar DX isn't in there, damn. Guess I'll have to install the 1.0.17rc2.

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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Pyro Patch
11. Re: No subject Jun 19, 2008, 20:02 Bucky

I was gonna start getting back into TF2, unfortunately the Pyro became my favorite class not long before I took a break from TF2. And now this.

Don't get me wrong, it's awesome. I'm just gonna have to play another class until the next class update.
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News Comments > Metaverse
9. Re: tab extensions Jun 18, 2008, 06:18 Bucky
That's the one extension I used that didn't carry over, bit disappointed about that. It was really nice to be able to just middle click to reopen a closed tab...  
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News Comments > Stardock's Impulse Launches
25. Re: No subject Jun 17, 2008, 17:35 Bucky
If more companies do this pretty soon we will need run a different steam like program for every game we play.

Depends on how it's designed. I only tend to fire up Impulse after a long period of inactivity to check for updates. Other than that, it isn't needed and doesn't launch when you execute a program (GCII, for instance). Steam, on the other hand, basically demands that it be running to access the library. It irritates me to no end, but it's really not a big deal.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Firefox Download Day Jun 17, 2008, 17:15 Bucky
Don't forget, today is Firefox download day.

I'm very interested to see how many downloads it hits. I'm running on Firefox 3 right now (and playing with Opera 9.5 too), though I think Firefox wins for the same reason it did when I switched over from Opera way back when: extensions. With the exception of Tab Mix Plus every extension I had installed works fine, though I did need to get an updated version (automagically) of EasyGestures.

Edit: Also, much faster. Still not sure if it's Opera fast, but it's damn close.

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News Comments > Stardock's Impulse Launches
17. Big Deal Jun 17, 2008, 16:56 Bucky
From Brad's blog post about the Impulse release, and a HUGE deal (IMO as well):

Impulse, for instance, supports refunds for users having technical issues. That's a pretty big deal IMO. As far as I know, that will be unique to Impulse.

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News Comments > Stardock's Impulse Launches
8. Re: ... Jun 17, 2008, 16:00 Bucky
I've been using Impulse for a month or two now. Transition from SDC to Impulse (in beta) was seamless, and I own GCII+expansions, Sins, ObjectDock Plus and Object Desktop. In other words, a lot of programs to recognize. Did it all flawlessly.

The UI is a huge improvement, other than that I like it for the same reasons I liked SDC; it seems to be a bit less intrusive and demanding than Steam (side note: I have no issue with Steam).

I think where Stardock may get a jump on Valve is in the area of non-gaming application distribution, though it'll remain to be seen.
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News Comments > Age of Conan Plans
33. Re: Sooo.....? Jun 13, 2008, 16:01 Bucky
I enjoyed the game, made it to the mid-30s with a Bear Shaman on Thog (PvE). Graphics were damn good, I personally thought the sound was excellent and I never hit the grind (though I probably never got high enough).

It really does feel like Guild Wars on steroids. And yes, there are bugs, but Funcom has been really good about getting them sorted out in order of importance.

The only reason I quit is because MMOs just don't fit my gaming style anymore, which sucks, because I really like AoC. I may spend a week glued to the computer and another never touching it; I can't manage to justify $15 a month playing like that.
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News Comments > TF2 Pyro Update Plans
6. Re: No subject Jun 7, 2008, 19:34 Bucky
The problem isn't the achievements, it's that Valve is releasing them one class at a time, which results in extended periods of stat whoring. I'd rather they just unload 'em all at once, that way people can pretty much stick to their preferred class and we can have games that don't involve everyone running around with the melee weapon out.

Xfire/Steam: GreySpire (alias Bucky)
Age of Conan: Arthon [The Nation] -- Thog(PvE)
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News Comments > Game Guidance
7. Re: No subject Jun 4, 2008, 23:16 Bucky
8800GT stock
E6600 2.4 @ 3.0
4 GB DDR2-800 @866
Xonar DX
Vista 64

1680*1050, High, 16x AF no AA, NPC view distance turned up a bit I get 30-40fps in cities 40-60 outside. Good, especially when you consider how good the game looks.

Note: Didn't read the article, just figured I'd drop the info for anyone interested. My rig is definitely not top of the line anymore, hell, I built it a 1.5 years ago when Conroe first shipped (even had to buy OEM since you couldn't get retail at the time).

Xfire/Steam: GreySpire (alias Bucky)
Age of Conan: Arthon [The Nation] -- Thog(PvE)
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Trusted Reviews Jun 4, 2008, 16:42 Bucky
I need to write up a good long review of this game, but the short version is that after about 75 hours of play I've joined a guild and plan on subscribing.

I have two important pieces of advice for anyone new to the game: stay the hell away from the forums (nothing but whiners in there atm) and you need to play a class to 25-30 before you can really get a feel for it. For example, my Bear Shaman didn't do shit for healing until about 20, and levels 10-20 were pure hell. With that said, I heal and fight with a 2H blunt weapon and do significant damage. The Bear Shaman might be my favorite class in any RPG ever.

Xfire/Steam: GreySpire (alias Bucky)
Age of Conan: Arthon [The Nation] -- Thog(PvE)
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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 3 Patch Notes
9. Re: ... Jun 3, 2008, 17:07 Bucky
I thoroughly enjoyed UT3, and still fire it up when I want a good game of DM....though it's only against bots. They didn't learn from how fractured UT2k4's community was; all the modes and mods split it far too much. IMO UT3 should've shipped with a decent SP tourney (think 2k4 but more) DM, TDM, LMS and TLMS. They should've kept to their roots, too many other companies out there making games focusing on other game modes and doing it better.  
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News Comments > Tech Bits
10. Re: No subject May 25, 2008, 06:59 Bucky
i'm guessing i'm the only person in the world who's happy with Vista.

Surprisingly, I am as well. I've been running 64bit Home Premium for about 6 months now without any problems. There were the initial annoyances that were easily turned off, and of course a small performance hit to some games (we're talking about 5 fps). Otherwise it's been rock solid, driver support hasn't been an issue, and it actually stopped me from using Linux as my daily desktop OS.

The only thing that gave me any problem was overclocking; Vista seems to be a lot more sensitive to memory errors. Of course, this helped me realize that my Corsair XMS2 did not play well with my motherboard. Swapped to some OCZ with heatpipes (hey, DDR2 is ridiculously cheap right now) and everything is fine again....especially after I checked it with multiple full passes of memtest86.
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