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Nickname Steel Rockhard
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Signed On Jun 16, 2004, 03:43
Total Comments 85 (Suspect)
User ID 21102
 
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News Comments > Starship Troopers Demo
31. Bugs, Sergeant Zim! Zillions of 'em! Sep 1, 2005, 17:49 Steel Rockhard
 
Well, I've read the book and seen the movie. I love the book and the movie is one of my 'guilty pleasure' film favorites. And I like this demo.

Except for the fact that the last bit of action in the demo turns into a bit of a slide show (on my 2.4Mhz P4, 512, GF6800), with all the bells and whistles turned off, I like what I've played so far. I think it captures the essence of the *movie* quite well. And it's fun.

Well done, guys.

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 2 Patch
22. Re: BaSTARDS Jul 6, 2005, 16:06 Steel Rockhard
 
"venomhed

Wow, lots of VENOM in that post."

Yeah, but I bet he gives good head! : )

 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers
44. Re: Bad Movies Jun 22, 2005, 23:18 Steel Rockhard
 
Yeah. I install new drivers, test them, and see if they change things for the better... before I keep them on my system.

I feel I have to say that this is the first time I've had a problem with nVidia drivers -- in *many, many* years.

 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers
42. Re: Bad Movies Jun 22, 2005, 21:44 Steel Rockhard
 
Eh. I'm too old and jaded to jump through hoops for an upgrade that adds nothing to my experience. I'm just gonna stick with the older drivers. Thanks for the help though.

 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers
39. Re: Bad Movies Jun 22, 2005, 19:51 Steel Rockhard
 
*Everything* is up to date (I'm good like that). I have a gForce 6800 (plain, vanilla). I'm scratching my head over this one.

 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers
37. Re: Bad Movies Jun 22, 2005, 19:27 Steel Rockhard
 
Nope. Quicktime looks fine. It's just WMP (and the DivX player too) that looks awful with the new drivers.

 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers
35. Re: Bad Movies Jun 22, 2005, 18:52 Steel Rockhard
 
I need more details. I've played with the settings and my WMP films still look aweful (unless I go back to earlier drivers).

Help.

 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers
29. Bad Movies Jun 22, 2005, 16:37 Steel Rockhard
 
Hmmmm. These new drivers busted my Windows Media player play-back (my movies looked like shit). Going back to the older drivers fixed it right up, thankfully. I loves my movies -- especially the I.M.P.S.

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 2 Servers Released
9. Inside The Box Jun 17, 2005, 20:08 Steel Rockhard
 
That does seem kinda, um, obtuse. They want to encourage 'thinking outside the box'... as long as the thinking fits in their box?!

The best match I've played using the demo was one that was "hacked" to get rid of the time constraint. It was the one that convinced me that I should buy the game -- after playing several too-short online matches that left me confused and unimpressed (after having to crank the graphics down to their lowest settings to get *much better* better performance).

Edit: I agree that ranked servers should have ironclad rules... and that it's really, really stupid to put easily-editable configs in your game then ask folks *not* to change them.

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News Comments > BF2 Demo Not Exclusive
12. A free demo? Jun 9, 2005, 18:30 Steel Rockhard
 
Yeah, baby!

I want to play the demo to see if I want to buy the game... and it sounds like I might actually get my wish!

Will wonders ever cease...?

 
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News Comments > Evening Q&As
9. Re: Infinium Labs Jun 9, 2005, 15:24 Steel Rockhard
 
My understanding is that venture capital generally comes from private partnerships or corporations funded by public and private pension funds, or plain-old rich folks. While my cartoon example of Granny losing the farm was a bit, um, silly, I think it's still fair to say the 'real people' can get hurt (if they let morons handle their money? Better?)

 
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News Comments > Evening Q&As
7. Re: Infinium Labs Jun 9, 2005, 02:18 Steel Rockhard
 
"They burned through millions of dollars of venture capital (of which I am sure they compensated themselves well). I certainly don't feel sorry for them, and you'd be a damn fool to do so. I also don't feel sorry for the morons who invested in them either."

I feel a little sorry for the morons.

I can't help but think that someone's retirement-age parents are *more* than willing to toss money at a venture like that because their daughter's boyfriend's cousin (who "knows all about computers") says that video games are bigger than Hollywood!

Know what I mean?

 
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News Comments > Evening Q&As
6. Infinite Questions Jun 9, 2005, 02:06 Steel Rockhard
 
I saw a bit on G4's "Attack of the Show" about the Phantom. While -- for obvious reasons -- I was pretty amazed to actually see someone demoing the system on a (live?) game-related TV program, I was left with more than a few questions.

With Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft (and Dell, Alienware, et. al.) vying for my attention... I feel I need less questions and a few more answers.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Area 51
21. $0.02 Jun 6, 2005, 18:40 Steel Rockhard
 
Once I was actually able to download it (without waiting in line for an hour) I thought the demo was OK.

I'd give it (again, it's the demo I'm talking about here) better marks if it let me change the mouse sensitivity -- I found the aiming way too "floaty" for my taste (and it was not compelling enough to send me hunting for .ini files or other ways to change settings, outside the game .exe). Gameplay-wise, It's nothing I haven't seen done better in a PC FPS.

In other words: I feel kinda like I went out of my way to get the demo, and the game has some nice touches, but I'm not gonna run to the store to grab myself a copy any time soon. I might buy it when it hits the $10-20 U.S. range though.

Edit: I forgot to mention that I didn't like that you can only 'scan' certain objects (that you then have to back-out to the menu screen to read up on). There is a lot of stuff laying around that I'm unfamiliar with; why can't I scan stuff to see what it is?
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Area 51
17. Re: No subject Jun 6, 2005, 16:12 Steel Rockhard
 
"Area 51 is a first-person action thriller, and everyone knows that's different than a first-person shooter ; )"

AAAAAAaaaaaaaah. I see the difference now : )

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Area 51
13. Re: No subject Jun 6, 2005, 14:49 Steel Rockhard
 
"AREA 51 is the only first-person action thriller to be set within the confines of the government’s most secret research facility."

Didn't we go to Area 51 in Deus Ex? It's been a while...

 
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News Comments > Project Offset Unveiled
54. Savage 2.0 Jun 6, 2005, 12:57 Steel Rockhard
 
The Savage 2.0 demo works. I played several games last night, and I had quit a bit of fun!

 
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News Comments > Project Offset Unveiled
49. Re: Way too many people are getting fool Jun 5, 2005, 20:16 Steel Rockhard
 
I just played some "Savage" using the 2.0 demo. That game is fun!

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News Comments > Project Offset Unveiled
25. bad timing Jun 4, 2005, 19:41 Steel Rockhard
 
Savage is one of those games I wish I had bought, but I just didn't have the scratch at the time. I liked the art, I liked the game-play, I liked the idea behind it. It was just bad timing for me : (

 
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News Comments > Project Offset Unveiled
14. Hack and slash Jun 4, 2005, 16:59 Steel Rockhard
 
I've played "Hexen" (and enjoyed it). "Wheel of Time" tho...

Thanks, man. Good suggestions.

 
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