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Nickname AirWreck
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Signed On Apr 13, 2004, 23:30
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PC Gaming > Best HOTAS?
2. Re: Best HOTAS? Oct 13, 2015, 15:55 AirWreck
It might take you a bit over $200, but I was leaning towards CH fighterstick + pro throttle over Saitek when I was thinking about getting Elite.

This video has a decent comparison:
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2015, 09:26 AirWreck
My favorite answer to the question of "Why worry about space when x/y/z on Earth?":  
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Weekend
17. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Weekend Sep 11, 2015, 13:28 AirWreck
If you are a fan of these, Xenonauts was pretty good. Requires a lot of ground missions, but the base and air elements are more interesting.  
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News Comments > Scrolls Closing
48. Re: Scrolls Closing Jun 30, 2015, 18:04 AirWreck
I liked Scrolls, this is unfortunate. I would like to see a good videogame version of Android: Netrunner. Much different than Magic/Hearthstone.  
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News Comments > Hatred in June
38. Re: Hatred in June Apr 29, 2015, 20:04 AirWreck
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 19:50:

There's a movie where a ladies cunt has teeth and goes around biting off dicks for Christ's sakes.

Vagina Dentata!
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
255. Re: LOL at the 1st person FOV!!! Apr 17, 2015, 00:20 AirWreck
Rigs wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 19:28:

...not the second part. I know he wasn't initially talking to or about me, the reason I said something was his nasty remark to 'DangerDog':

Krovven wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 23:17:
There is an FoV slider in the options. But I guess it's easier to be stupid or jump to conclusions than look for yourself.

I took that response the same way as you Rigs the first time I read it as directed at DangerDog, but on second reading I believe it was to JohnBirshire.
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
5. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 19, 2015, 08:46 AirWreck
Big fan of Vogel after reading this, especially his comments about modern game design (Blizzard take note!). Even have a few of his games but haven't played yet. Probably going to get his newest one and start there.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2015, 11:18 AirWreck
The book (Under the Skin) is worth a read, although surprisingly (to me) far less surreal.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2014, 14:39 AirWreck
I'm due for a Moon and Oldboy (Korean version) re-watch.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season One End Nears
7. Re: Diablo III Season One End Nears Dec 31, 2014, 14:21 AirWreck
I like this discussion of d3's issues:

I wish there was more build diversity and that more skills were useful (or made useful by legendaries/sets).
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News Comments > Street Fighter 5 Gameplay Footage
4. Re: Street Fighter 5 Gameplay Trailer Dec 14, 2014, 13:50 AirWreck
Slick wrote on Dec 14, 2014, 13:29:
couldn't be more underwhelmed by this game. looks nearly-identical to SFIV.

Guilty Gear on the other hand, holy shit. I've never done one of these stylized fighters before, i think this will be my fist.

Street Fighter IV was such a jump (graphics-wise only) over III, it's hard to do that again, agreed that I feel like I'm seeing more of IV here.

There's BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend on Steam that reminds me of Guilty Gear. It's not quite as weird.
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News Comments > Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses
23. Re: Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses Mar 19, 2014, 13:20 AirWreck
Please know that the decision to allow such an exception is not an easy one to make

That seems a little off? I don't care how hard it is for them to make it, it's their responsibility to take care of issues like this. Even if someone lost a single item in their stash that they haven't used recently. Use some of that prevented piracy money to pay for it.
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News Comments > THIEF Reviews
104. Re: THIEF Reviews Feb 25, 2014, 00:21 AirWreck
Axis wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 23:21:

No, it was very well received. There will always be pockets of noisy angry people who make waves because they can.

Thief 3 improved upon the original formula in all ways without eviscerating what made the originals compelling, and that sentiment was by far the largest piece of the opinionated pie at the time.

I had some fun with Thief 3, but didn't like it nearly as well as the first two.

On the plus side, the story being focused on the Keepers made sense and the ending (with the closing of the circle) was a nice touch. I also enjoyed using the new wall-hug mechanic.

But: The controls were awkward because of the third person support (getting stuck, difficulty collecting valuables in chests, missed "easy" jumps making noise), the hud was gimmicky and too big, and the tiny sub-level portions were a definite console limitation. Even the full levels were pretty small compared to the originals. The hag's story was similar to the Trickster's and lost some impact. The balance of the game with being able to collect items repeatedly in the city lessened the import of stealing (along with quickly collecting more money than you could ever spend, unless you were going on a non-dagger killing spree).

Pretty average.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
13. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 21, 2014, 18:59 AirWreck
Seems legit. Emulated or not if they were going to go with tool-assisted they wouldn't have died on the jump in 8-1...unless it was on purpose to make it more believable?!  
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News Comments > Free Thief Gold With Thief Mod Contest Entries
17. Re: Free Thief Gold With Thief Mod Contest Entries Feb 21, 2014, 10:30 AirWreck
I think Task had linked this last:

TFix, Sound Effects, EP2, HDMod are a solid group (links found above under "INSTALLING ADDITIONAL MODS").

Do follow the directions, like installing with steam disabled and updates disabled for the game. Pay attention to the mod installers that they don't create a sub-directory on you that you don't want. I recall pointing one to my steam install, then it tacked on "/ThiefGold" or something that would goof it up. I made an explicit shortcut to the fixed exe rather than go through steam -- it doesn't require steam to be active to play.
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
122. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 5, 2014, 14:45 AirWreck
Whoa! SMA just out-debated Jerykk and Beamer in the same thread. That's got to be worth 1000 BN xp points.

I was a doubter, but am now convinced this has potential (thanks Jerykk for the useful links). Pre-ordered with a gmg deal. Gameplay looks solid with lots of options. Only concern is the overall feel of it, Thief 1&2 have an unmatched aural experience, and I really like the style of the old cut-scenes/briefings. Going to miss Russell, he was also the voice of the dumb guard (Benny).

This game doesn't have to do a lot to be better than Deadly Shadows (playing now for the first time), the gameplay in that one with both jumping and getting things you want to frob to highlight is very awkward. And all the levels are small (and I don't mean the really tiny sub-divisions). They feel comparable to Bafford's at best in size.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
30. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 20, 2014, 10:43 AirWreck
Don't think I've seen it mentioned on this site; Nidhogg is a really good game that came out on steam last week. Fast-paced easy-to-pick-up fighting game/tug-of-war. Check out some reviews, watch some gameplay.
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PC Gaming > Emulators
1. Emulators Mar 26, 2011, 12:42 AirWreck
Maybe this belongs under consoles... I just wanted to see what emulators people use on blues. Here are some I've liked:

PS1: espxe (a bit of a pain to set up)
SNES: zsnes
N64: mupen64plus (really impressed with how well this works)
NES: ubernes (This has a lot of unique online features: high score tracking, speed run tracking, and movie recording. There's also a screen-saver that uses those movies to show a movie wall of several games being emulated simultaneously.)

I've also used Gameboy, Gameboy Advanced, MAME, and Genesis emulators, but I mostly come back to NES and SNES when I hanker for some older console gaming.

So any emulator recommendations? Or great older console games worth checking out that may have been missed?
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General Discussion > Game of the Year 2010
5. No subject Dec 8, 2010, 14:10 AirWreck
I had that exact experince with ME2. I had fun and yet felt it was subpar with the planet scanning and the level design where you could tell when you'd be encountering combat by whether there was cover ahead.  
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General Discussion > Game of the Year 2010
4. Re: Game of the Year 2010 Dec 8, 2010, 13:59 AirWreck
Favorite game: Minecraft. Yeah I burnt out of this after a couple weeks, but it was novel, and originality is something I've felt has been lacking lately. Also the price was right.

Runner up: Red Dead Redemption. Maybe it was because I had to travel to New Mexico for work this summer and got to see some of the same environs as depicted in this game. My favorite take on the sandbox genre since GTA: Vice City.

Worst game: Gotta agree with Verno on Crackdown 2. I was pretty excited after the first to see what could be done with a sequel and thought it could be Assassin's Creed 2'd...nope.

Almost worst game: Civilization V. This is probably being unfair, but after the initial fun I had with the new 1 unit per tile hex combat, there was nothing to keep me interested in playing. Bad AI, bad balancing of city-states, etc. I expect to get more out of this in the future.
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