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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 > Sound Core3D Announced
9. Re: Sound Core3D Announced May 31, 2011, 13:02 Burrito of Peace
 
I used to use onboard sound and it did a very good job with a 5.1 system with those multicolored 1/8" jacks.

Then I moved to a receiver with a home theatre 7.1 setup and discovered that the optical out on my onboard audio only does stereo as confirmed by the board manufacturer.

Regrettably, I am now using a Soundblaster drop-in until I upgrade the whole system and find a board that supports 7.1 Dolby on optical.
 
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News Comments > Futuremark Teases Three Games
11. Re: Futuremark Teases Three Games May 28, 2011, 09:35 Burrito of Peace
 
The space sim genre does certainly need a revival. However, to me, it looked like a twitchy space shooter. No thanks, I'll pass.

 
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News Comments > Chinese Gold-Farming Chain Gangs
39. Re: Chinese Gold-Farming Chain Gangs May 26, 2011, 18:45 Burrito of Peace
 
WOLVERINES!!!!!  
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed May 24, 2011, 13:05 Burrito of Peace
 
nin wrote on May 24, 2011, 12:06:

I think if you looked at where gaming started, and what some of the popular contemporaries are these days, then yes, I'd call them "intelligent entertainment".


Hey! Nibbles is still a far more enthralling experience than your average Hollywood shovelware.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
18. Re: Quote of the  Day May 18, 2011, 13:59 Burrito of Peace
 
I guess I'm simple. When your product becomes so ridiculously difficult to use because you run your business based on fear, then I no longer need to use or purchase your product.

When your entire industry decides to go that route, and becomes personally inconvenient to me to use as a form of entertainment, I will just find a different source of entertainment. I understand that that I am in the minority but the most important thing about that minority is that you're not just losing one sale, you're losing an entire lifetime of sales.

I have come to embrace Steam because of that very idea. They make it easy for me to install the games I have purchased on whatever machines I wish so long as I am logged in to their system on only one machine at a time. I can live with that as I find that to be a fair and equitable trade. I used to be concerned with sometimes not being connected to a network but the offline mode makes that no longer an issue.

What a bunch of whiny prima donnas.
 
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News Comments > New Total War Game in The Works
5. Re: New Total War Game in The Works May 18, 2011, 13:26 Burrito of Peace
 
Total War: 5000BC.

That might be interesting.

Though I agree with a TW sci fi RTS. That would kick ass. Especially if the grounded it in real(ish) science fact.
 
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News Comments > Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No
55. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 21:05 Burrito of Peace
 
I guess I'm confused.

Can someone please explain to me what all the hullabaloo is about?

How does the sexuality of a character interfere with the telling of a good story*?




It doesn't. So I learned while reading John Varley's "Ophiuchi Hotline" when I was a kid.
 
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News Comments > Modern Warfare 3 Audio Teasers
6. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Audio Teasers May 14, 2011, 23:14 Burrito of Peace
 
Jackplug wrote on May 14, 2011, 20:41:
rambling political blathering was here

Really? You gotta bring that truther conspiracy bullshit on to a gaming website?

Isn't there some politician you can be harassing for their birth certificate?
 
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News Comments > The Creative Assembly's Alien Game Plans
12. Re: Creative Assembly's Alien Game Plans May 12, 2011, 14:27 Burrito of Peace
 
Game over, man! Game over!  
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News Comments > Why Duke Nukem is Like The Beatles
8. Re: Why Duke Nukem is Like The Beatles May 11, 2011, 12:45 Burrito of Peace
 
I can see the connection. Both objects are overhyped*, underperforming* cult objects that should have long ago faded away and made room for better products.

*Full Disclosure: I fucking HATE the Beatles. For about a decade of my childhood, that is all my Dad would listen to. Burned out on them entirely and I can not view them objectively.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews May 11, 2011, 12:40 Burrito of Peace
 
I'm...kind of underwhelmed by the launch of the Z68 platform.

SSD caching? That's it?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Morning Consolidation May 6, 2011, 20:42 Burrito of Peace
 
Suddenly_Dead wrote on May 6, 2011, 16:08:
He is being over-the-top, but neither the rootkit fiasco that he mentioned nor the PSN business are upsetting people over gaming. It's more about the loss of trust, theft of information, and all that.

Bingo. It was gratuitous hyperbole.

Leaking your customers' private data is never acceptable, the facts of how it was permitted is, at the very least, egregiously incompetent and the proceeding behavior by Sony was nothing short of contemptible.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. removed May 6, 2011, 14:30 Burrito of Peace
 
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News Comments > Dead Block Announced
7. Re: Dead Block Announced May 6, 2011, 08:41 Burrito of Peace
 
gilly775 wrote on May 6, 2011, 08:37:
NKD wrote on May 6, 2011, 01:41:
A good space sim might be nice.

Take you pick:
Elite IV is being worked on
X Rebirth is being worked on
You have the Evochron series
and Starpoint Gemini

Starpoint Gemini shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as the other three games. It was horrible.
 
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News Comments > New Might and Magic Domain
4. Re: New Might and Magic Domain May 5, 2011, 08:12 Burrito of Peace
 
I really miss Clouds of Xeen and Darkside of Xeen. It's the only game series I can remember where if you installed the two of them side by side they became the "World of Xeen", a whole different title.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Delayed
7. Re: Mass Effect 3 Delayed May 4, 2011, 19:41 Burrito of Peace
 
nin wrote on May 4, 2011, 19:37:
Their goal, Prez, is to make the game playable with an atari 2600 joystick.

C'mon, nin, let's not denigrate the Godfather of all gaming input devices. Let's shit on something more appropriate, the original Nintendo controller.

{Insert old man, get off my lawn quote here}
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue May 3, 2011, 15:23 Burrito of Peace
 
I just can't summon the energy to care. To me, this just seems like more puppet theater. Was it real? Was it not? Don't we have more pressing domestic concerns at this point?

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Is Call of Duty doomed? Apr 30, 2011, 12:38 Burrito of Peace
 
We can only hope. Enough with the carbon copy, jingoistic FPSes.  
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News Comments > Frostbitten Need for Speed The Run in November
2. Re: Frostbitten Need for Speed The Run in November Apr 29, 2011, 10:40 Burrito of Peace
 
I hope it is nothing like Hot Pursuit. That game sucked so much ass, it might as well have been developed by a scatophilia group.

 
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News Comments > Gas Guzzlers Announced
6. Re: Gas Guzzlers Announced Apr 26, 2011, 12:09 Burrito of Peace
 
Krael wrote on Apr 26, 2011, 09:54:
Like Auto Assault?

I don't know exactly why it didn't succeed, but it was tried :)

Auto Assault didn't succeed because of the following, in my opinion:

1. It was very clear that the towns were tacked on at the last second.
2. The game was not particularly fun as it turned in a circle-strafe fest.
3. The environment and lore was very, very thin. No real hook to get you involved.
4. The secondary ambiance of the world, audio, was also very thin.
5. Like all grindfest MMOs, there were far too many parts that had fractional value higher than what you already possessed.

With Interstate '76, it did all of those things very well. That's why it was memorable and Auto Assault has been largely forgotten.
 
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