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Nickname BIGtrouble77
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Signed On Jan 26, 2004, 18:42
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: meh Nov 24, 2004, 00:04 BIGtrouble77
 
If you want speed then use Opera ( http://www.opera.com ).

The newest beta renders pages at least 2x as fast as IE. The only issues with it are the add banner(if you don't pay), messy skin out-of-the-box, and rather poor java script support.

Other than that it's phenominal, there's so many feature that you'd spend months discovering them all.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Pirates!
44. Ships Ahoy? Nov 22, 2004, 21:54 BIGtrouble77
 
I always run out to get these games after the Ships Ahoy announcement here on Blue's, but the damn games are never in the stores.

Took a ride out to EB and Gamestop, both of which will be getting it tomorrow...When will I learn to call in advance?

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Pirates!
8. Re: Hmmm. Nov 22, 2004, 14:34 BIGtrouble77
 
Read some of the reviews, much has changed but the basic gameplay has stayed the same.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Pirates!
7. Re: No subject Nov 22, 2004, 14:32 BIGtrouble77
 
I concur 100% with nighthawk. I'm sure most kids on this site hadn't even been potty trained when this game came out.

 
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News Comments > JFK Reloaded
4. Re: Before you knee-jerk... Nov 22, 2004, 08:53 BIGtrouble77
 
It's gonna be interesting seeing the reactions to this.

Americans are so used to playing games where we massacure people from other cultures- I'm sure the vietnamese, koreans, germans, japanese, russians, etc, feel they are the good guys.

I have a funny feeling we're not gonna be able to take what we've been dishing out for so long.

-bt

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Speakers Nov 17, 2004, 12:49 BIGtrouble77
 
Number 11 is not buying studio monitors.

Is that saying studio monitors are good or bad??? I've considered hooking them up to my system, but I didn't think they'd get loud enough before distorting.


 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
3. Re: Gimme! Nov 17, 2004, 09:03 BIGtrouble77
 
vampires bore me.

 
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News Comments > Gold - Pirates!
1. Re: YEAH!!! Nov 16, 2004, 13:33 BIGtrouble77
 
I don't think I bought as many games last year as I have this month. I want this one sooooo bad!

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Half-Life 2
85. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2004, 12:12 BIGtrouble77
 
CS:S is a huge downside, had Valve also provided HL2M it would have a better chance of lasting.

I can't believe what i'm hearing, CS:S is a downside?- even some of the reviews reflected this. Maybe it's because I've been playing CS since the day it came out, but I honestly think it's one of the greatest games ever made.

I can also see why people get frustrated by it... I just started playing after a two year hiatus and my skills REALLY depleated. I went from being one of those 32-2 guys to a 3-25 guy. The only map I recognize so far is Dust.

There's just too many 14 year olds that live by that game.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - GalCiv Altarian Prophecy
1. Forget this, just order through stardock Nov 12, 2004, 13:11 BIGtrouble77
 
Funny this has been delayed so long that it's finally getting released just before GalCiv2's open beta.

I'm starting to really take to online distribution like stardock central and steam. I actually just installed steam the other day for the first time and am really amazed how seamless and stable it is. I download CS Source and preloaded HL2 in a matter of a few hours.

Granted, I hate the fact that it automatically pushes files, so I just don't leave it running all the time.

-BT

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Children of the Nile
7. Re: Well Nov 9, 2004, 23:14 BIGtrouble77
 
so do guys find the game to be playable and easy to understand? i am really looking forward to it, though the gamespy review raised some worrying points. they claim it lacks focus and that it is difficult to know what your goals are and where to focus your attention. they also said the interface is inadequate and difficult to navigate. they had a lot of good to say about it as well, but seemed to think it had too many flaws to be truly enjoyable... what is your take on this?

As far as not knowing what to do... The manual kinda goes over this. Plus there's several longish tutorials so i didn't get that impression. With that said I know a decent amount about egyptology so I kind of understand what the developers are going for.

I still haven't gotten to play it a whole lot, just made it through most of the tutorials but it seems pretty fun. The interface really didn't seem that bad to me.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Children of the Nile
5. Re: Well Nov 9, 2004, 14:25 BIGtrouble77
 
I posted on these boards a few days back about how I hated the name. I picked it up anyway over the weekend. Honestly, the interface isn't that bad. I can easily get to everything I need, albeit I haven't gotten very far yet.

The only problem i have with the interface is that the graphics aren't very clean and sharp. It's more of a stylistic issue. I just prefer bland utilitarian interfaces that are easy to navigate.

I also want to mention that this game supports non-standard resolutions. The developers deserve a lot of credit for this capability as I can play the game at my laptop's native resoltion (1680x1050).

So far it's pretty fun. I have a feeling it's gonna get really good when my city gets a lot larger.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Audigy 4 Pro Nov 9, 2004, 01:01 BIGtrouble77
 
Going from my Audigy to an M-Audio Delta 1010lt was like going from AOL to a Cable modem Internet wonderland.

I can't believe Creative hasn't gotten a clue yet and redesigned their audio apps.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. I love this parent... Nov 5, 2004, 10:53 BIGtrouble77
 
Check this one out...

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/11/05/0336203&tid=155&tid=17

A company can legitimately patent international electronic transactions??? The sad thing is we find this stuff funny, but I'm sure it's a hardship for most companies to defend against this crap.

 
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News Comments > Sims 2 Patch Status
13. Re: Too Funny Nov 1, 2004, 23:30 BIGtrouble77
 
Dude, aren't you supposed to boost your cooking skills and buy better appliances so that food is more effective?

To a degree, yes. But... If I call out for a pizza I still have to eat a bout 3-4 servings to fill-up. Some of my sims have pretty good cooking skills, but I have yet to sit down to a meal and completely fill up my hunger meter without going for seconds and thirds.

 
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News Comments > Sims 2 Patch Status
8. Re: Too Funny Nov 1, 2004, 16:15 BIGtrouble77
 
I only have one issue with the game... Make food more effective!!! I have to eat 3-4 times in a row to max out nourishment. Plus, a sim should not die if food goes down to nothing. They should get sick or something. As it stands, they live longer if they catch on fire.

 
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News Comments > Bizz Buzz - Infogrames Suspended
25. Re: No subject Oct 29, 2004, 21:35 BIGtrouble77
 
It was actually called 'Football Pro '99' at that point. Sales were waaaay down before that game was recalled. I was actually a part of that F'd up customer beta test.

All they had to do was go with someone else's 3d engine rather than try to develop their own from scratch. I think they were banking on that game saving Sierra sports- so it was a really quick death.

 
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News Comments > Bizz Buzz - Infogrames Suspended
13. Re: No subject Oct 29, 2004, 13:41 BIGtrouble77
 
I'm not sure what to think about EA basically owning the game industry. I was pissed that they put sierra sports out-of-business (cause I loved the sim features), but it doesn't look like they're out to influence the games that they sell too much.

Maxis has been doing pretty well under EA. I guess Origin is an example of a great company going waaaay south after EA acquired them.

One thing I do know is that competition is a good thing and it appears that UBI soft may be their only other major competitor after this- which isn't good.

 
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News Comments > Bizz Buzz - Infogrames Suspended
12. Re: No subject Oct 29, 2004, 13:35 BIGtrouble77
 
Oh crap! This better not delay Pirates! again.

 
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News Comments > GalCiv Deluxe
3. Re: No subject Oct 27, 2004, 20:07 BIGtrouble77
 
More recently they said in interviews that Strategy First was having serious financial problems which caused Altarian Prophecy's delay in stores. They noted that it would most likely be released in this form.

It's really a great game, I hope galciv2 turns out to be a success too.

-BT

 
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