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Nickname Burrito of Peace
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Demo Early Access
25. Re: Mass Effect 3 Demo Early Access Feb 14, 2012, 20:10 Burrito of Peace
 
Verno wrote on Feb 14, 2012, 19:23:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 14, 2012, 17:46:
To be fair, Origin probably doesn't have a tenth of the load on them that Steam does.

Origin also incorrectly reports download speeds as of a few versions ago anyway, not sure if they ever fixed that bug. It was reporting speeds in some cases faster than peoples caps permitted.

Oh. So more quality EA craftsmanship, eh? I'm sure even Trip Hawkins is saying "Fuck those guys".
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Demo Early Access
18. Re: Mass Effect 3 Demo Early Access Feb 14, 2012, 18:04 Burrito of Peace
 
Snabel wrote on Feb 14, 2012, 17:59:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 14, 2012, 17:46:
Clancy wrote on Feb 14, 2012, 17:12:
The servers are pretty darn fast, maxed out my connection of 100Mbps.
Steam could never do that.

To be fair, Origin probably doesn't have a tenth of the load on them that Steam does.

To be even fairer, Steam very often maxes out my 100Mbps connection, so I think it depends on which data centers you happen to be closest to.

True, at work on the nice fat pipe and with the Dallas region, I consistently get 10MB/s.

But I don't expect that at home where I normally get 3MB/s.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Demo Early Access
16. Re: Mass Effect 3 Demo Early Access Feb 14, 2012, 17:46 Burrito of Peace
 
Clancy wrote on Feb 14, 2012, 17:12:
The servers are pretty darn fast, maxed out my connection of 100Mbps.
Steam could never do that.

To be fair, Origin probably doesn't have a tenth of the load on them that Steam does.
 
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News Comments > Rockstar on L.A. Noire Sequel Possibilities
6. Re: Rockstar on L.A. Noire Sequel Possibilities Feb 13, 2012, 22:16 Burrito of Peace
 
I wish they'd work on another Midnight Club.

Friends and family still have a blast playing that game over Live.
 
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock Compatibility Test Results
5. Re: Legend of Grimrock Compatibility Test Results Feb 13, 2012, 13:16 Burrito of Peace
 
LanikTnt wrote on Feb 13, 2012, 12:36:
He was always my favorite Dinobot.

That'd be Grimlock

I am a giant nerd.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year
13. Re: Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year Feb 10, 2012, 11:36 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:26:
No, but early on it wasn't the sole motivating factor. A lot of those cats were plenty smart and could have easily made way more easily and faster working in finance or anything else. It was more like, 'Hey! I love playing games and if I can make them and get people to pay me, sweet!'

That's why I said "companies", Cutter. In the beginning of any industry, you have tinkerers and hobbyists that are in to it solely for the sake of their own interest. For example, when Shockley, Bardeen and Brattain invented the transistor, I'd say it is reasonable to think it was one of those "what happens when I do this" moments. However, that didn't stop it from becoming the basis of the world changing juggernaut that digital technology is today.

 
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News Comments > Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year
10. Re: Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year Feb 10, 2012, 11:22 Burrito of Peace
 
venomhed wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:04:
...and since when did dungeons have doors?)...


For a pretty long fucking time, actually. Dungeon Master immediately springs to mind. As does The Bard's Tale. Even Rogue and Moria had doors in their dungeons. The Ultima series had doors in its dungeons as did the Eye of the Beholder series and forward. Where have you been?

The story in Skyrim was leaps and bounds better than Oblivion. The whole story of Oblivion is you doing nothing more than shepherding a whiny bitch around the countryside while actually doing his job for him (closing the Oblivion portals). That's it. Oh, then you get to stand around and watch him become a golden dragon statue. Woo. Thanks for the awesome end game for my thousand plus hour investment. In fact, it wasn't until The Shivering Isles DLC that you got a storyline that centered wholly around your own character.

Everyone knew going in that Skyrim was the last gasp of the Gamebryo/Emotion engine. Bethesda was very clear in interviews that they had just re-written portions of the code to add routines that fit with their vision of Skyrim. After Skyrim, we could expect future ES games to be built atop an entirely different engine.

Every company is in it for the profit. That's why they're in business. Anyone who thinks that games, past or present, were created be saintly martyrs for the purity of art are, quite frankly, hilariously delusional.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year
4. Re: Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year Feb 10, 2012, 10:32 Burrito of Peace
 
Well done, Bethesda. By far the best game of 2011. Now follow it up with a truly awesome sequel.  
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News Comments > U.S. Retail Video Game Sales Down 34% in January
2. Re: U.S. Retail Video Game Sales Down 34% in January Feb 9, 2012, 20:58 Burrito of Peace
 
Market researcher NPD Group says the dearth of new games likely resulted in fewer people going to stores and buying other recent releases on impulse. Activision Blizzard's CEO Bobby Kotick had this to say: "It's all the goddamn fault of those filthy pirates! It's the only reason sales ever dip in our glorious master race inspired accounting system. Why, if we were able to crush the used game market and allowed to murder anyone who's ever downloaded a copy of Huck Finn, we'd be making eleventy hojillion dollars a second.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Tribler Feb 9, 2012, 19:54 Burrito of Peace
 
How is using Tribler for magnet links any different than, say, using a magnet link from a site that may be called something similar to Buccaneer's Harbor?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2012, 19:46 Burrito of Peace
 
Ratty wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 13:08:
I should add I make vegi chili....

The beans are fine though...

You, sir, make bean soup. Chili has no beans in it.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Darkness II
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Darkness II Feb 7, 2012, 15:21 Burrito of Peace
 
Get your hands off my woman, motherfucker!  
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News Comments > Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit
7. Re: Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit Feb 7, 2012, 14:48 Burrito of Peace
 
DG wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 14:46:
DG wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 13:41:
Skyrim texture pack is out. 3GB and while it's advertised as free DLC it actually installs as a patch - with no going back - therefore do not "buy" it until you have several hours before you intend to play the game.

It took me 30 minutes to download the whole thing. I was pulling 3.5 MB/S with my home connection. Here at work, I am pulling 1.8 MB/s and it's taking me roughly 48 minutes.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit
5. Re: Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit Feb 7, 2012, 14:46 Burrito of Peace
 
Suck it consoles. Suck it long, suck it hard.  
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News Comments > Warren Spector Lifetime Achievement Award
2. Re: Warren Spector Lifetime Achievement Award Feb 3, 2012, 11:12 Burrito of Peace
 
Wildone wrote on Feb 3, 2012, 11:01:
IONNNNNNNNNN STORMMMMMMM HAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAH ROMERO?!?!?! ROMEROOOOO!?!?!?!?!?!

Settle down, Beavis.
 
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News Comments > THQ's Losses
4. Re: THQ's Losses Feb 3, 2012, 09:11 Burrito of Peace
 
How long did that Red Faction TV show on SyFy last?

I remember making it through the first episode and being struck by how cheesy the acting was and how hackneyed the writing was.
 
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News Comments > Timothee Besset Leaves id
32. Re: Timothee Besset Leaves id Feb 1, 2012, 10:58 Burrito of Peace
 
^mortis^ wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 10:23:
Bioware came too late in the RPG genre for me to find them "OMGWOWWTFBBQ".

yeah, except for the entirety of D&D-based games, with the exception of the Gold Boxes, they sure did come too late.

^m^

For me, as I said, they were too late to the game. I no longer had the time to sink hours upon hours in to them as I had with Dungeon Master, The Bard's Tale and, the last RPG I dumped a ridiculous amount of hours in to, Ultima VII.

I guess if you were a tween or in your early teens, they were the in the right time frame for you.
 
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News Comments > Timothee Besset Leaves id
21. Re: Timothee Besset Leaves id Feb 1, 2012, 08:46 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 05:57:
All the old companies you know and loved, id, Bethsoft, Bioware, et al. are all over and done and have been for some time now.

I don't really care about id as they haven't been relevant to me since Doom 2 and Bioware came too late in the RPG genre for me to find them "OMGWOWWTFBBQ".

However, Bethesda has been around for a very long time and, if anything, I think they're better and stronger today than they ever were. Skyrim is, by far, the greatest game they've ever released.


Did any of you ever play The Terminator, Terminator 2029, Delta V or any of their games that weren't TES based? They were either horrible or bitch-and-a-half's to even get working in the first place. Being purchased by Zenimax and being held accountable for making good games has given Bethesda the direction they needed to harness what is obviously a large pool of very real talent.
 
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News Comments > TERA Region Blocking
7. Re: TERA Region Blocking Jan 31, 2012, 13:55 Burrito of Peace
 
baltar wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 13:47:
Racist might not be the right word, but its close enough to the attitude they are holding, which is discriminatory.

I know if someone said that shit where I'm working at I'd have their ass fired. Call me cruel or whatever but what they are saying is the same thing as someone saying "Oh well that city is full of hard criminals and has a huge crime rate" simply because there's Africans living there.

Actually, I think they're saying what they're saying because the data shows that's where a large majority of gold-farming and account thefts originate in.

It's like saying that I'm racist toward black people because I don't want to start a business in Detroit due to its rampant urban decay and sky high crime rate. How the Hell does that makes sense? In short, it doesn't.

Of course it's discriminatory and it's discriminatory in, what they consider, the best interests of their property and their paying customers. That's legal and generally good business sense. Protect and reward your paying customers and do your best to prevent disruptive and damaging behavior by third parties.
 
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