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Nickname Agrajag
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Homepage http://www.magrathea.com/~ras/
Signed On Jan 12, 2000, 11:57
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
20. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 06:25 Agrajag
 
This reminds me of "pwn", which I recall used to be pronounced "pween" back in the day, but now everyone pronounces as "pown" or "pawn" instead for some bizarre reason...  
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News Comments > Coulton's Portal 2 Theme Song
14. Re: Coulton's Portal 2 Theme Song Jan 16, 2011, 10:33 Agrajag
 
I've heard Portal described as an FPS before, which is completely wrong. A shooter revolves around shooting enemies. You don't shoot any enemies in Portal.

True, it's not an FPS, either... It's really hard to peg its genre exactly, other than "puzzle", which is rather vague... First person puzzler? I don't know... Maybe it's just me, but when I hear "platformer", I immediately think of stuff like Super Mario Brothers: 2D left/right scrolling, involving lots of hopping around, precisely timed jumps, etc... Like I say, there's a BIT of that in Portal, so I can see how someone might draw the connection... But, it's just SO much more than that, on the whole... There were very few sections of Portal that felt like they relied on super fast hand-eye coordination and timing skills, as are typically required for most platformers... (About the closest I can think of is that one section where you're bouncing up and down between platforms of varying heights, needing to move the portal ends between them to proceed, and finally onto an angled one to reach the exit... That required a bit of good timing to get right...) Most of the time, it just required more brains than anything else, to figure out just WTF you needed to do, and not so much super-great skills to actually do it...
 
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News Comments > Coulton's Portal 2 Theme Song
8. Re: Coulton's Portal 2 Theme Song Jan 14, 2011, 06:49 Agrajag
 
Wait, "platformer"?! I don't think I've ever heard anyone call Portal that before... I suppose it does sorta share some elements of one, but it just sounds utterly wrong to call it one, for some reason...  
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Console Gaming > RDR Discussions
33. Re: Undead Nightmare Nov 8, 2010, 06:24 Agrajag
 
Well, that was surprisingly short... Once I got to Mexico, I expected at least as many missions as there were prior to that in America, but there sure didn't seem to be... I ended up unwittingly going into the end-game without even realizing it was the final mission, leaving several towns in Mexico un-saved... Thankfully, you get to continue after the "end"... (And, it's fairly clever/amusing how they handle that...) Still, it was all pretty fun... Not nearly on the same level as the main game, though... But, definitely well worth playing, if for no other reason than seeing (spoiler) Herbert Moon get eaten... ("You can't eat me, I'm Herbert Mooooooon!!" ;-)) (/spoiler)  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 5, 2010, 06:29 Agrajag
 
so it doesn't really matter what the jury awards as damages

Where the hell are they finding these juries that are happy to go along with these RIAA/MPAA scumbags, anyway?? If I were on that jury, I'd say the songs are worth about $0.99 a copy, at best, and calculate from that, instead of crazy RIAA math... Or, if we're forced to only use their wacky numbers somehow, I'd simply acquit... Fuck them... I'm all for copyright protection (I write software for a living), but this insane overkill of million dollar fines is the equivilent of killing mosquitoes with a nuclear bomb... If they were going after assholes pressing and selling knock-off CDs or something, sure I could see the penalties being justified... But, someone in their home downloading (and probably not even realizing they're also technically 'uploading') a handful of songs off the Net, making no money off the venture? It's just plain crazy to treat them the same way... Especially since you're undoubtedly pissing off and losing a customer (probably several, including her supportive family and friends) in the process... It's just shooting yourself in the foot, and ultimately not helping in any way...
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
10. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 3, 2010, 06:50 Agrajag
 
as this already happens with porn etc.

Etc.? What else is there other than porn that the government denies full first ammendment protection to? Christ, just recently, the Supreme Court overturned a law against crush videos, of people torturing and killing actual living animals, because doing so violated the first ammendment... If that disgusting shit is protected, violent video games sure as hell should be...

The only reason they went that way on porn is because we're still mostly a bunch of repressed puritans over here, who view sex and nudity as naughty and evil and corrupting... We've never had that view on violence, however... We like our violence...
 
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Console Gaming > RDR Discussions
32. Re: Undead Nightmare Oct 31, 2010, 17:15 Agrajag
 
Ok, I'm a little further along now, and I already see that at least SOME items are going to be useful for various things... Cool... I just wondered how it was going to work without being able to sell them at shops now, but I see now they've got some kind of plans for using them, anyway...

Just got the blunderbuss... That's bad-ass! And, you get to make your own ammo from dead zombie parts!
 
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Console Gaming > RDR Discussions
30. Undead Nightmare Oct 31, 2010, 11:19 Agrajag
 
Anyone playing Undead Nightmare? I just started, and it's pretty damn cool so far... But, given that all the shops seem to be closed (even when you clean out the zombies from a town), I'm just wondering if there's any point at all to collecting stuff like plants and animal parts anymore? Will I be able to sell/trade them for ammo at some point, or am I just wasting my time (and risking zombie attack) by stopping to pick flowers and loot/skin dead animals? (On a side note, I am glad they cut the overly long skinning animation, and now just treat skinning an animal like looting a corpse...)  
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
20. Re: Quote of the Day Oct 6, 2010, 06:22 Agrajag
 
Any gamers that don't know how to get to Hell on an expedited basis, let me know, and I'll send along the cheat code to get there more quickly

Is that some kind of lame-ass death threat, or something? I think the guy is just a couple steps short of suicide-bombing Gamestops soon!
 
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News Comments > Jack Thompson vs Medal of Honor
51. Re: Jack Thompson vs Medal of Honor Sep 9, 2010, 06:59 Agrajag
 
Blue wrote on Sep 8, 2010, 16:06:
Care to educate us on what freedom used to mean?

I was always told that it was just another word for nothing left to lose... ;-)

And, to the troll: I assume you oppose all forms of fantasy role-playing where one takes on the role of someone evil as well? No cops and robbers, unless everyone is a cop? No D&D unless everyone is aligned good? No civil war reenactments unless everyone is North? No WW2 movies, because some actors would need to portray Nazis? In fact, lets just get rid of history books entirely, because people might read about bad people and then could possibly imagine being those bad people, right? People like you disgust me... You don't belong in this country, because you obviously don't understand a thing about what makes it great... And, you're always the sort that are waving flags and pretending to be patriotic, too... (Yeah, I know, he's probably just a pathetic troll, but there really are idiots like him in real life...)
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Dell drops Ubuntu PCs from website... for now. Jul 25, 2010, 10:44 Agrajag
 
Except for the fact that the whole story is completely untrue... Dell has NOT dropped them from their website...

I just barely purchased an Inspiron Mini 10n with Ubuntu the other day, in fact...

Granted, they could certainly stand to make them a lot more visible and easy to find... But, they certainly ARE there, if you look for them...
 
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Console Gaming > RDR Discussions
25. Re: Thieves Landing May 27, 2010, 06:37 Agrajag
 
Though it's the difference between getting 4-5 dollars or 5-6 dollars.

Yeah, it's definitely not too significant, that's for sure... I guess everyone else around is broke, or leaves all their money at home... Meanwhile, I'm walking around with over $1000 on me most of the time, plus whatever animals skins/parts I've collected, and plants I've collected, maybe gold from treasure hunting, various stuff I've bought (medicine, moonshine, tobacco), etc... Seems like occassionally you should run across at least a few people with big hauls of stuff on them to steal! At least GTA usually varied the amount of cash random pedestrians had on them when killed; sometimes, you'd find someone with a HUGE wad on them... But, oh well... As was said, it's not like I seem to be hurting for cash, anyway... There are plenty of ways of earning it, and (at least so far for me) not a ton of need to spend it on lots of stuff...
 
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Console Gaming > RDR Discussions
20. Re: Thieves Landing May 25, 2010, 11:30 Agrajag
 
The Rabbit's Foot only increases your loot from skinning (ie, wild animals),

You sure? Everything I've heard says it also increases your luck in looting money off dead bodies... Eg: From Red Dead Wiki...

Though with one of the early criminals, hogtie him and drop him in town somewhere, then watch people randomly shoot him. It's quite funny.

Heh. I brought a thief back to one of the shop keepers once, and he spent the next 5 minutes or so just repeatedly kicking him in the head and spitting on him... ;-)
 
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Console Gaming > RDR Discussions
17. Re: Thieves Landing May 25, 2010, 06:24 Agrajag
 
I can hold a guy up in the middle of the desert somewhere, he'll run off, I shoot him in the back, and he's got 5 bucks on him.

Heh. Did you buy the rabbit's foot to supposedly increase your luck at looting bodies? I did, but so far I can't really tell if it's doing a damn thing or not... I think I'm looting about the same amount I was before the stupid rabbit's foot...

So occasionally it gets confused.

Heh. You know the side-mission in Tumbleweed (I think the town was), where you have to free a sheriff that's being held prisoner by a bunch of bad guys? Well, I cleaned out ALL of the bad guys on my own first, including everyone in the mansion and the two in the basement, THEN I went and freed the sheriff... And, he starts yammering on about how we have to go clean out the bad guys from the mansion, and tells me to follow him... So, I do, and all the while, he's telling me to be careful because they're holed up in the mansion and will try to pick us off, and I'm thinking, "Are you blind, buddy? I just killed them all!"... When we finally get to the mansion, he apparently realizes everyone inside the main house is dead, so he says something like, "Ok, there's two in the basement. I'll cover --", then it immediately pops up a mission success message and cuts him off mid-sentence, and he completely disappears leaving me standing alone there... ;-)
 
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Console Gaming > RDR Discussions
14. Re: Thieves Landing May 24, 2010, 16:27 Agrajag
 
If your honor is positive, the Thieves in Thieves' Landing won't like you much. So they'll randomly start shooting at you, yeah.

Yeah, I kind of thought that might be true... But, what really gets me is that it takes away my honor if I try to defend myself from them! That seems wrong... Other times, I can shoot back at people who are shooting at me without losing honor, so what's special about these guys?? Plus, it does seem random: one visit, the whole town is out to lynch me; the next visit, everyone is cool, people are gambling with me, asking me to help them catch horse thieves, etc... Weird...

And yeah, the Golden Guns fucking suck. Not only are they the weakest guns in the game, but they don't even WORK, since kills with them give you just as much fame as kills without them.

I think the fame bonus is meant to apply to everything you do, not JUST when you use the 2 golden colored guns... I think those golden guns are purely aesthetic... But, I never heard you were required to use them to get the fame boost; I definitely got the impression ALL things you can possibly do to earn fame were boosted somewhat above people without the bonus applied... *shrug*
 
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12. Thieves Landing May 24, 2010, 07:32 Agrajag
 
Man, WTF is up with Thieves Landing? The first time I went there (on a side-mission for that weird guy standing on the edge of a cliff who claims to know you), EVERYONE in town just started shooting at me for no damn reason! And, if I tried to return fire, I'd lose 50 honor for every one of them I killed! WTF?! I can't defend myself without losing honor? And, the bastards shot my horse! ;-/

After that, I decided to reload and say screw that side-mission and that town, but strangely after reloading it told me I had still completed that side-mission somehow... But, thankfully, I had my horse back, anyway... So, I decided to head back to Thieves Landing again, but this time on stagecoach, so I didn't risk my horse getting shot again... And, this time everyone seemed downright civil! Not a single hassle, other than some loudmouth challenging me to a duel... Maybe it's just some random gang that passes through there occassionally, or something? *shrug* Weird...

But, damn, do I love this game! ;-)
 
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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle Gift
7. Re: Humble Indie Bundle Gift May 10, 2010, 06:29 Agrajag
 
But another potential factor is windows users have had many of these games available at cheap prices (including a pay-what-you-want sale on World of Goo) many times already, meaning that many more Windows users will be viewing the pack as a partial rebuy than is the case for Linux/Mac users.

Um, Linux users have had all of these games (except Aquaria) available for purchase separately for ages, as well... I personally already owned World of Goo and Penumbra, but I still bought the bundle anyway, even though the other 3 didn't seem particularly appealing to me... It was worth it just to support the concept...

More importantly, the count seems to be based off of allowing users to optionally choose, post-purchase, which OS to be counted as, defaulting to Windows (or does it default to the OS reported in the User-Agent string?).

It must be user-agent; it defaulted to Linux for me...

This isn't the first time we've seen Linux users paying much more in such a sale, either... The World of Goo stand-alone similar sale reported the same sort of results... Personally, I think it's just because we're rather starved for good games, and want to really support anyone who is taking the time to port their games to Linux...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Screenshots
12. Re: Sunday Screenshots May 3, 2010, 10:26 Agrajag
 
Also NVIDIA driver has already been included into the kernal

Well, the unofficial "nouveau" driver, anyway... I'm not sure how well that works at present (especially for gaming), but hopefully it'll get better... But, until then, I have no problem using the closed source official nVidia driver, either... I'm not sure where everyone gets this idea that things are so hard to do; I'm guessing they're people who have never actually used Linux at all...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Screenshots
10. Re: Sunday Screenshots May 3, 2010, 09:59 Agrajag
 
Linux client for gaming is terrible.

I disagree entirely... The only "terrible" thing is lack of more native Linux games... Perhaps that's what you meant? But, that's hardly Linux's fault... And, while obviously there aren't as many games available as on Windows, there are still quite a few; enough to keep me busy playing them regularly, anyway... I'd love to have Portal available though, so I hope Valve really follows through with this...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Screenshots
8. Re: Sunday Screenshots May 3, 2010, 09:31 Agrajag
 
As a client OS ... let's just not go there.

I'm already there (and have been for well over 10 years), and am extremely happy with it... And, yes I'm a geeky programmer, so I suppose I don't count... But, my grandmother (who is the very definition of "computer illiterate") also seems to have no problem using Linux (the standard Xandros install that came with her EeePC) as a client OS... *shrug*
 
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