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Description Game handle: Ventus
Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
Total Comments 2344 (Senior)
User ID 18104
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

This comment was edited on Jun 23, 21:40.
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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.

This comment was edited on Jun 19, 21:10.
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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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