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Nickname BIGtrouble77
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Signed On Jan 26, 2004, 18:42
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Deadwood Oct 27, 2004, 11:07 BIGtrouble77
 
never actually caught it up here, but since it was well received on this site, and a few others have mentioned it to me, I may take a chance with the 'blind buy'... I have a fondness for good westerns.

It's worth it on DVD being that it's one of those series that you have to really watch every episode to get immersed. If you just watch one episode it'd be the same thing as trying to figure a guy like howard stern from one broadcast.

 
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News Comments > GalCiv Deluxe
1. No subject Oct 27, 2004, 10:39 BIGtrouble77
 
Took them long enough to release this. Unless it's $19 you're better off downloading it directly from stardock.

 
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News Comments > Gold - Children of the Nile
9. Re: can't wait Oct 26, 2004, 23:51 BIGtrouble77
 
I need the ram for 3dsmax and maya projects- not for games.

Sims2 is just too funny. My goal is to get Jeeves to father over 20 b*stard kids, I know I'm sick. Only thing I hate is that you have to eat 3-4 meals to max out the hunger bar which is such a pain in the ass. One meal should be enough. And if you let that meter go down to nothing your sim dies, which sucks.

 
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News Comments > Gold - Children of the Nile
7. Re: can't wait Oct 26, 2004, 20:22 BIGtrouble77
 
I picked up a copy of Pharoah a couple months ago but never got around to installing it.

I just bought a Hypersonic AX7 laptop completely decked out with 2gigs of ram an Athlon 64 3400+, radeon 9700, dual layer burner... I just hope my games will support the 16x9 aspect ratio.

I snagged a Geforce6800GT when it came out and only use it for the Sims2 so far. Doom3 totally bores me. I played it the first day and haven't touched it since.


 
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News Comments > Gold - Children of the Nile
6. Re: can't wait Oct 26, 2004, 20:17 BIGtrouble77
 
I picked up a copy of Pharoah a couple months ago but never got around to installing it.

I just bought a Hypersonic AX7 laptop completely decked out with 2gigs of ram an Athlon 64 3400+, radeon 9700, dual layer burner... I just hope my games will support the 16x9 aspect ratio.

I snagged a Geforce6800GT when it came out and only use it for the Sims2 so far. Doom3 totally bores me. I played it the first day and haven't touched it since.

 
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News Comments > Gold - Children of the Nile
4. Re: can't wait Oct 26, 2004, 19:59 BIGtrouble77
 
I agree, I sooo sick of playing games that have linear storylines. I need to have something to show for my hours of wasted productivity- like a huge virtual egyptian empire complete with slaves and multiple wives. They really knew how to live it up back then;)

 
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News Comments > Gold - Children of the Nile
2. Re: Jesus Oct 26, 2004, 19:34 BIGtrouble77
 
Despite the retarted name i'm actually interested in this. Children of the Nile sounds so damn sissy.

 
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News Comments > Civilization IV Dawning?
18. Re: Dawning?? Oct 21, 2004, 21:47 BIGtrouble77
 
ack! ack! I'd recommend a 2-4 week course on Contracts at a local community college.

For someone just out of college it was a sweet gig, and a great potential resume builder(game companies expect you to have games under your belt to even consider you).

I only worked on the animations for about 2 weeks so it was not a huge waste, but I was disappointed to say the least. The biggest problem I had was rendering out the animations in max 2, on a 600mhz athlon- I found myself only sleeping between renders.

 
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News Comments > Civilization IV Dawning?
14. Re: Dawning?? Oct 21, 2004, 14:32 BIGtrouble77
 
I was hired to do graphics animations for civ 3. I did the work, but because they didn't use it I didn't get paid. I think they were in panic mode when they went to CES and saw that they had fallen behind the ball and had to make serious changes (that's the explaination I got at least).

As a result eye candy was scrapped and more game features added(which I would normally prefer). I think the fact that many people don't like the game much is that it appears it was rushed out the door.

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
9. Re: Port Royale 2 review Oct 18, 2004, 22:51 BIGtrouble77
 
I wish I checked back on this thread earlier. Here's a few things you failed to mention in your crappy review:

1. Sea battle sequences are completely different than in PR1, and it's been a controversey in the PR community for quite a while.
2. New arcade style swashbuckling has been added (to the dismay of most)
3. New 3d visual enhancements, like nice reflective water.
4. New 'Captain Trading' feature to make auto trade routes much easier- much less micromanagement.
5. You now have the ability to start you own town (up to four) from the viceroy of each nation.
6. The game now only supports 1024x768, a downgrade from previous versions(which went up tp 1280x1024).

I can go on, but these are the most obvious. If you actually played both games, like you lead us to believe in the review, you would have most definately noticed these changes. Plus you also fail to mention anything about the rich game play late in the game, like missions to attack pirate hideouts, capture the spanish treasure fleet on it's way back to europe, establish you own towns... the list goes on.

In all honesty the review sounds like it came from someone who liked the idea of the game, just didn't have much patience to play it through. And to add insult to injury you posted the wrong screenshots. I was a little harsh in my first comment because it was more of an accumulation of reading crappy reviews for so long. I love this game and I just wanted you guys to give it the attention it deserves- both GOOD and BAD.
That's all.

-BT

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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Port Royale 2 review Oct 18, 2004, 09:57 BIGtrouble77
 
This has got to be the worst review ever. All the screen shots are from the first game. Even the ones blended in with the article. As far as the content in the writing, there virtually is none- sounds like most of it came from Ascaron's press release.

Blue, I'd advise you not to post review from this site anymore. I love strategy games too much to support this hack of a website.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. PSP not looking good... Oct 8, 2004, 13:14 BIGtrouble77
 
The PSP is looking more and more like the Turbo Express every day- An incredably powerful and impressive piece of hardware, just not accessable to the general population. These things are gonna be returned so quick if the battery lasts less than 2 hours.

 
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News Comments > Gold - Pitfall: The Lost Expedition
2. Re: No subject Oct 5, 2004, 12:10 BIGtrouble77
 
Is this gonna be any different than the Xbox version released many months ago?

 
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News Comments > More Daemon Tools & Knights of Honor
6. Re: No subject Oct 5, 2004, 00:20 BIGtrouble77
 
I can't figure why, but I just love Germans trying to explain themselves in English.

 
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News Comments > Knights of Honor & DAEMON Tools
18. Re: uhh Oct 4, 2004, 16:41 BIGtrouble77
 
Damn, and I wanted to snag this game. I'm not even sure it's gonna be available in the US anyway.

 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
4. Re: Horrible iPod review Oct 4, 2004, 16:35 BIGtrouble77
 
I agree about the style thing, but aren't hardware reviews supposed to look beyond that? I can understand some 13 year old teeni-booper getting caught up in that, but not some fat pipmly hardware reviewer who's style has to be 25 years out-of-date.


 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Horrible iPod review Oct 4, 2004, 09:02 BIGtrouble77
 
I'm getting so sick of these horribly biased iPod reviews. Seems like virtually every site reviewing them thinks their absolutely perfect. For all of you thinking of buying one consider these points:

-about half of the 4th Gen iPods have interference defects
-sound quality is relatively poor
-requires iTunes
-cannot be used as a portibale HD (it can but it's limited)
-forced to support Apple's DRM and lacks support for others (this could be a + or - depending on your stance on DRM tech)
-units are featureless(limited recording capabilities)
-cannot copy songs off the unit in a reasonable manner
-very expensive to have virtually no accessories
-headphones are crap (don't believe everything you read, these are good headphones for $4 price range)
-limited codec support (no vorbis?!?!)
-Even with the battery enhancement in later models it's still bad (iPod mini is atrocious)

On the plus side they are gorgeous and the scroll pad with the user interface is phenominal- far better than any other player out there. And it still is the smallest 20gb+ player. I still think the Rio Karma and iRiver H120/140 are leaps and bounds better.

-BT

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Knights of Honor
4. Re: Great game! Oct 2, 2004, 10:54 BIGtrouble77
 
Sadly, I don't think the game is gonna be release in the US. I am really impressed with Sunflowers with this one.

-BT

 
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News Comments > Pirate Ships Ahoy - Port Royale 2
6. Re: Bad writing Sep 23, 2004, 13:53 BIGtrouble77
 
It is a good game but Ascaron has some MAJOR problems making their games accesable to US gamers. This press release is a wonderful example.

 
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News Comments > Help Wanted
1. interesting Sep 15, 2004, 13:28 BIGtrouble77
 
Seems like an aweful lot of positions need filling for a game that was supposed to be out last october.

 
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