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Nickname ViRGE
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Signed On Dec 16, 2003, 17:42
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News Comments > New Quake Live Ruleset Courts New Players
31. Re: New Quake Live Ruleset Courts New Players Aug 28, 2014, 17:22 ViRGE
 
Creston wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 12:00:
Making bunny hopping automatic is retarded. I have no problem with bunny hopping, but at least in the old fashion it's somewhat of a skill. Now it's just "hold forward and space."

I give this decision five dismissive bunny hops.
Meanwhile as a Tribes player I hardly bat an eye at this. When we discovered skiing we scripted it almost immediately, and it was integrated into the game proper in successive versions.

Keyboard gymnastics shouldn't be required to play a game. If you're really good, then it's your ability to react, aim, and guess your opponent's moves that should set you ahead of the rest.
 
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News Comments > Volition Reveal Friday
39. Re: Volition Reveal Friday Aug 27, 2014, 19:45 ViRGE
 
edaciousx wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 16:47:
tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=85714760&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=statusSearch

Date Abandoned: Aug. 06, 2013

I somehow suspect it's not Freespace...
Interplay still owns the trademark.

USPTO

And there was a Freespace Easter Egg in Saints Row 4, in case anyone is not clear on whether Volition will make another Freespace.

Release FS3
NOT GOING TO HAPPEN

Most likely their next game is going to be another open world game, given how good they are at the genre.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 25, 2014, 21:42 ViRGE
 
I wonder what that upgrade offer is all about? TIH 2014 has been out for several months now. Did Acronis get dragged to court?  
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News Comments > Steam Controller Analog Stick Explained
1. Re: Steam Controller Analog Stick Explained Aug 24, 2014, 19:37 ViRGE
 
At this point SteamOS and anything related to it may as well be vaporware. Valve's clearly working at it, but I'm not confident they'll ever be in a position to release it.  
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News Comments > GameFly DL Business Sold
3. Re: GameFly DL Business Sold Aug 23, 2014, 16:35 ViRGE
 
Kristian Joensen wrote on Aug 23, 2014, 14:59:
What? Gamefly sold Shacknews? That is news to me. When did this happen? Who bought it?
Presumably AtGames?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2014, 19:14 ViRGE
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 11:12:
That Ultraviolet video was AWESOME.

I'd like to see a variety of spectrums to see the differences.


Also, Discovery is going the way of TLC. TLC used to be called "The Learning Channel" but they changed it to just TLC and changed all their programming to shit Reality TV.
Discovery = Let's Discover how gullible our viewers are.
TLC = The Losers Channel. Programs about losers, all day every day
History = The Conspiracy channel.
H2 = Conspiracy Too; even the Conspiracy channel is a conspiracy

I miss the Hitler channel.
 
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News Comments > Play Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare for Free
18. Re: Play Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare for Free Aug 15, 2014, 19:09 ViRGE
 
I like the concept of the game, but EA killed it with the microtransactions. Especially given the game's emphasis on consumables.  
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer
4. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer Aug 14, 2014, 02:55 ViRGE
 
Fion wrote on Aug 13, 2014, 18:39:
Yea seems like a cash grab. But playable Claptrap? I may need to buy this.
Ditto. I completely recognize it to be a cash grab, however playing as Claptrap just seems like fun.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 14, 2014, 02:49 ViRGE
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 13, 2014, 22:25:
Creston wrote on Aug 13, 2014, 20:32:
Anyone who gave Robin Williams' daughter abuse will hopefully die of agonizingly painful ass-cancer in the next two weeks.

And as for Comcast, shit, they're just doing what SCOTUS told them to do. Why the fuck do FCC commissioners show up to shit like that? Oh wait, I forgot, they work for the cable industry.

And finally, OMG, Y512K!!!!

Somehow I'm still able to be surprised by how vile people can be, especially on the internet.
The lack of consequences means that people are free to act out their darkest desires. Sadly, making other people suffer is often pleasurable. The human brain does a good job separating "us" from "them" and then canceling out empathy for the latter.
DarkCntry wrote on Aug 13, 2014, 19:02:
He named his daughter after the titular character, and his son Cody's name is from Final Fight.
Robin and Zelda have even done some Nintendo commercials together, for anyone who hasn't seen them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bINUfbLV_0M

She's a cool cat, and not just because she's named Zelda.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 12, 2014, 21:14 ViRGE
 
Verno wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 10:06:
The MKV support is a smart move by Microsoft.
A very smart move. Being able to play the files most people have is going to make the XB1 a far more enticing media box.
 
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News Comments > Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition Announced
9. Re: Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition Announced Aug 8, 2014, 18:18 ViRGE
 
LittleMe wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 15:42:
Damn those 2012 graphics to hell !!! Bring on the glorious graphical splendor of 2014!!

The PC version already had Direct3D 11 optimizations. So it's likely these are being ported over for the current-gen consoles and are the graphical upgrades the announcement speaks of.
 
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News Comments > Dota 2 (Source 2?) Workshop Tools
3. Re: Dota 2 (Source 2?) Workshop Tools Aug 7, 2014, 16:55 ViRGE
 
Now DOTA 2 itself isn't running Source Engine 2, is it? It's a very low end DX9 game, so I'd think not.  
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News Comments > Ryse: Son of Rome Roaming onto PCs
27. Re: Ryse: Son of Rome Roaming onto PCs Aug 7, 2014, 16:53 ViRGE
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 13:13:
Yep. Not even worth pirating. Deep Silver can go and suck a fat one after the Sacred 3 debacle. Fuck 'em.
Huh? What the heck does Deep Silver have to do with this?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
9. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 6, 2014, 03:22 ViRGE
 
Man it's Assembly time already? I swear it creeps up on me sooner and sooner each year.  
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News Comments > Toxikk Dedicated Servers Requested
3. Re: Toxikk Dedicated Servers Requested Aug 5, 2014, 21:32 ViRGE
 
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 5, 2014, 18:26:
So much for all that "We're hardcore! No Bullshit! Party like it's 1999!" they were proud about.
Yeah, that's pretty bad (and pretty sad).
 
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News Comments > TOXIKK Announced
12. Re: TOXIKK Announced Aug 2, 2014, 17:03 ViRGE
 
Slick wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 14:18:
any word if this is UE3 or UE4?
Considering they've been developing it for a couple of years now, my money is on UE3. But for the moment, this is all they're saying about tech questions: "Base technology related questions will be covered in our upcoming dev diary videos."
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Epigenesis
1. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Epigenesis Aug 2, 2014, 04:20 ViRGE
 
Has anyone tried this?  
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News Comments > TOXIKK Announced
3. Re: TOXIKK Announced Aug 1, 2014, 20:11 ViRGE
 
bigspender wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 19:53:

And of course others would argue that having vehicles and massive nuke guns isn't exactly a fair fight, which seems to be another one of their selling points in the trailer.

You have played UT2004, right? This is clearly a homage to that.
 
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News Comments > TOXIKK Announced
1. Re: TOXIKK Announced Aug 1, 2014, 19:22 ViRGE
 
I was a bit leery on this at first, but boy does this trailer sell it. There's something oh so right about fragging someone while jumping down a waterfall...

I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this to catch it once it's in testing.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
14. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 1, 2014, 02:12 ViRGE
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 21:33:
NKD wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 20:52:
Was just linked this image purporting to be a press release from San Diego police.

If true: In short, no attack happened. She slipped and fell near the pool, and injuries are not consistent with any kind of assault. She fell 6 feet.

EDIT: This article has been updated with the same info. Looks like the investigation is closed and they won't be releasing any more info.

Ah, that makes more sense. Kind of neatly fits all the pieces together, doesn't it? I hope this is the case. And I hope that any charges against the BF are dropped, assuming he even is her BF, something he's strenuously denied from the start. I wish her a speedy recover regardless.
29 on 17. That just looks all kinds of bad for him.
 
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