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Real Name Evil Timmy   
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Description I'm an electro/glitch/bmore/breaks DJ and long-time avid gamer from Hong Kong. BitTorrent is another one of my hobbies, and I've been an active part of the community since early 2003.
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Signed On Nov 22, 2003, 10:24
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Release Dates?
30. omg shiny Oct 1, 2004, 11:13 Evil Timmy
 
If you want to see how HL2 is looking these days, I suggest you take a look here:
http://www.fastuploads.info/hl2/

 
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News Comments > 3DMark05 Released
33. Re: Hah!!!! Sep 29, 2004, 16:01 Evil Timmy
 
Shataan, your score's pretty abnormally low. I'm running an Athlon XP 2800+ (no OC), 1GB DDR (dual stick, single channel) and a R9700 Pro, and scored a bit over 2800. If the shader performance in the GFFX series of cards really makes that big of a difference...wow, I'm glad I went ATi 18 months ago

And, ehh, yeah...with the system configuration above, I'm just starting to see games that are pushing my vidcard towards retirement to a non-gaming PC. Oddly enough, it's been an RTS, WH40k: Dawn of War, that's made me realize it. With the huge number of units and effects that you'll often see and all the geometry that's pushing, it's stretching my card a bit past its limits. Doom 3 didn't bug me because, at 1024x768 med. detail, you're not missing out on much, and I rarely dropped below 40fps. Far Cry always ran perfectly. Hopefully, I can get a new Athlon FX/shiny new generation PEG card/dual-channel DDR2 setup around Christmas, so my system won't get the crap kicked out of it by some of the upcoming games (Unreal 3, TESIV, I'm looking at you). I'm personally surprised it's lasted this long...shows how great the Radeon 9700s really were.

 
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News Comments > Racing Q&As
1. Rubber-banding Sep 18, 2004, 07:21 Evil Timmy
 
Hopefully they'll do away with, or at least give you more control over, the rubber-banding in NFSU2. Even if you drive exceptionally well, you're never more than a few seconds ahead of your opponents, and the game likes to throw more stuff in your way when you're in first place, so 59 seconds of perfection can be thrown down the drain by one second of driving a little off. Also, the multiple-cars-in-drift-mode thing just sounds stupid. It's already hard enough to get a 100K+ Drift King drift, but running into other morons while attempting to do so...bleh. Sounds like they're taking an even more arcadey-action direction with a game that used to be about pure, fun, speedy driving.

I think I'm going to go reinstall NFS:SE...

 
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News Comments > GTA: San Andreas PC
3. Re: No subject Sep 9, 2004, 23:24 Evil Timmy
 
Sounds like the May-after release the last two GTA PC games have gotten. Not really surprising, though, as their success on PS2 has been stunning, while PC sales haven't been anything spectacular. And there's no reason you have to buy it twice; rent it for a week for PS2, and 100% it with the PC version a few months later, when guides will be available if you need help (and, of course, summer won't be far away).

 
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Beta Plans
9. Re: No subject Sep 5, 2004, 05:12 Evil Timmy
 
If they don't add co-op, pray they put out an SDK soon after release. Not adding co-op in the first place strikes me as rather stupid, however. The game is pretty ideally set up for it already...you just move the AI server-side and include HL-engine-style lag compensation for hitscan weapons, add a feature to save the state of the game, and you're set.

 
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News Comments > Chris Sawyer's Locomotion Demo
25. Re: No subject Sep 5, 2004, 05:06 Evil Timmy
 
While graphics aren't the most important part of a game, they're not something to be completely ignored, either. Better quality graphics and interface means being able to do what you want without having to go through a bunch of menus or zoom way in to see what something is, or wait for a tooltip to pop up. And, while I don't have a problem with bad graphics, interfaces that are slow, clunky, and tedious to use will rapidly turn me off to what may be an otherwise enjoyable game.

Remember also that most sales come from people walking into a retailer and looking at the box. Two games that seem similar from the promotional blurb will quickly be compared based on the little boxshots, and if one game looks (relatively) like ass even in a small space like that, it's going to look worse on-screen. And, while 3d is not a cure-all, decent 3d allows you to be more flexible with visual status, the entire interface, and how information is presented in the game view, a lot more so than having to draw static or animated 2d sprites.
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News Comments > MoH: Pacific Assault Demo
70. Re: blood Sep 4, 2004, 10:57 Evil Timmy
 
It's not an option to turn on blood, it just makes YOU bleed when you get hit enough, meaning you have to apply bandages, taking you out of combat for a few seconds.

My impression of this demo can be accurately summed up in one word: stupid. Throwing dozens of guys at you, and you seem to be the only one who can hit anything from more than six feet away? Stupid. Making a game that uses over 900MB of memory, no matter what your settings? Stupid. A smack with the butt of your rifle does more damage than a bullet to the head? Stupid. Sluggish controls despite v-sync being enabled and a high framerate? Stupid. Watching the medic inject a syringe into thin air like your body was actually there? Stupid. Shooting plane after plane with a mounted machine gun, with a lack of feedback sounds or visuals to tell you you've scored a hit (except the explosion when you've fired off enough rounds)? Stupid. EA? Stupid.

I think that just about covers it.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. AvP? Bleh. Sep 2, 2004, 04:18 Evil Timmy
 
It's not really worth driving to see a free showing of AvP. It's a pretty awful movie, with very few redeeming factors. Go get the first and third books from the AvP series (second was from a different author and was pretty mediocre), they have the few interesting aspects of the movie in spades, with a far better plot.

Re: the Anna Nicole picture, I wonder...is there some mystical store that exclusively sells clear plastic stilettos, that every single whore on the planet (and nobody else) shops at? And she could have at least had a spray-on tan applied before the photoshoot...

 
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News Comments > Morning Q&As
19. Re: Stalker / Evil Genius Sep 1, 2004, 00:55 Evil Timmy
 
You can assign all sorts of keys in the Options menu; by default, pause is assigned to 'p'.

Edit: And that is a very interesting article. Thanks for the link, Neko.

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News Comments > Morning Q&As
2. Re: STALKER interview Aug 31, 2004, 07:08 Evil Timmy
 
Stalker seems better with every update, and should be a great game. The fact that the devs have a good sense of humor and aren't promising the world, simply what they're sure they can deliver, is very reassuring. More updates, and the game itself, are eagerly anticipated here.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: McFly Aug 30, 2004, 02:38 Evil Timmy
 
Personally, I liked Microsoft's odd handling of dates and times when it came to installing a new computer. Within seconds, the Blaster worm had hit. So, I take the clock and set it back three years. The little RPC-has-failed-must-shutdown window then informed me of the dire state of my system, and told me I'd have to restart in 1094 days. Just might be enough time to install one patch.

//slipstreaming SP2 right now

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 = Fool's Gold
24. Movie References... Aug 28, 2004, 13:47 Evil Timmy
 
That's amazing! I've got the same combination on my luggage!

/HL2 has been jammed.
//Suck suck suck.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: windows sp2 Aug 26, 2004, 10:29 Evil Timmy
 
I was runnning SP2 beta 2096, and upgraded to SP2 final from Windows Update with no problems. Give that a try; otherwise, you may be out of luck.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. If only... Aug 25, 2004, 07:18 Evil Timmy
 
...the Steam forumers would actually watch that little informational video in the Media of the Day. To be honest, I have never seen a forum that's so full of repetitive threads, pointless posts, and sheer idiocy. The fact that constructive discussion does occasionally pop up makes it all the more frustrating, because if everyone really thought about what they were posting and followed basic forum etiquitte, the forums might be useful. They could be a place for intelligent and well-reasoned discussion of issues related to Valve's games and Steam, rather than a bunch of idiots blathering about how awful the AWP is (for the sixtieth time and without any defense) and why Steam sux!!!111four#

 
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News Comments > Twilight War Declared
14. Re: No subject Aug 21, 2004, 13:19 Evil Timmy
 
Hooray, another heard-this-one-before MMORPG from a company nobody's heard of. This is certainly going to be a success.

What I would love to see is a bit more of the SP or even pen-and-paper RPG style integrated into MMORPGs. I love the player-driven economies and interaction inside guilds, but I sorely miss the incredibly detailed storyline and varying enviroments of a game like Fallout 2. The current missions in every MMOG I've played are one of two things: delivery boy or assassin. Why can't we have story missions that even approach the detail of the sidequests in most SP RPGs? Given all the different corporations/guilds/towns, there's got to be at least some material for some smaller storylines there.

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Steam Preloads
55. Laugh with me, Jocko! Aug 19, 2004, 21:57 Evil Timmy
 
In terms of cracking Steam, it's been done already. There's a generic unprotect tool floating around the interweb.

And sponge, ehh, half of the games used for your comparison aren't even out yet. Before you make judgements like that, it may be worthwhile to, oh, I dunno, actually play them. kthxbye.

 
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News Comments > X Xpansion
18. Re: No subject Aug 19, 2004, 21:39 Evil Timmy
 
Bleh...to be honest, I really disliked X2, largely because of the godawful interface. It felt like I had to wrestle the game to the ground, punch it in the face a few times, and choke it a bit before it'd do anything and that makes me cranky. From the interface and ease-of-use standpoint, EVE rips it to shreds (and looks prettier while doing so). X2 had potential, but a number of design issues and a horrid interface scared me away.

 
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News Comments > New ATI Drivers
26. Re: No subject Aug 16, 2004, 19:23 Evil Timmy
 
They shut down WON to replace it with Steam
IF YOU DONT LIKE STEAM DONT USE IT!

Well now, I'm not the smartest person around, but...those two seem to be contradictory. You mention that their only other option for playing games they paid for and have a right to play is gone, but then say that if they don't like the new way they shouldn't use it. For people who have played these games for years, and know lots of people, or even play on a clan, what kind of an option is that? Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all for Steam, despite its occasional hiccups, but if someone is (at least nominally) on my side, I want them to make sense, rather than portray the perspective as a bunch of angry idiots.

 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Source Beta Begins
29. Re: Huh? Aug 12, 2004, 03:35 Evil Timmy
 
CS is sort of like chess: a minute to learn, a lifetime to master. With an hour of personal tutoring from a friend, anyone can have the basics of the game down; learning and really knowing the maps, weapons, finer points of shooting and movement, those take much longer. CS on a public server and CS in a clan are very different games, and the levels of skill are hugely different. And yeah, getting accused of cheating is nothing. Depending on the server you play on, it's hard to make it through a single map without being accused of cheating by _someone_ who hasn't figured out what their right mouse button is yet. And, of course, there's no shortage of actual cheaters, which makes it even more insane.

As for why it's so popular...the netcode's excellent and includes lag compensation which makes it playable on dialup, the game runs on a computer that was mid-range three years ago, and you can pick up a copy of HL for $10 and play CS at no additional cost. Finally, everyone's tried it or knows about it, and many people have loads of friends who can or will only play CS.

 
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News Comments > Fallout 3!
6. Re: No subject Jul 12, 2004, 17:21 Evil Timmy
 
Wow, this is great news. Bethesda's open-ended gameplay mixed with the rich atmosphere and backstory of Fallout should create a great game. I'll wait to see at least a bit of the game for further baseless opinions, but at this early stage, it sounds good. Very good.

 
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