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Nickname Elricsi
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Signed On Aug 4, 2004, 22:59
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News Comments > Gearbox to Valve & MS: "Play Nice"
3. Re: Gearbox to Valve & MS: "Play Nice" Oct 10, 2010, 13:52 Elricsi
 
Steam wins, GFW dies. Problem solved.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
3. Re: Sunday Consolidation Oct 3, 2010, 16:30 Elricsi
 
Staten Island represent!

If you don't have broadband, I could see this almost being useful. Either way time is money, so if Best Buy does it they gotta charge.
 
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News Comments > First Sale Doctrine Weakened?
13. Re: First Sale Doctrine Weakened? Jul 12, 2010, 18:19 Elricsi
 
It sounds like it, but if that holds that would force even more manufacturers to make things overseas. (Which should be easy enough to do for a CD/DVD).

I would bet they carve out an exception in a hurry for personal sales of 1 item, but it still could be bad.
 
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News Comments > First Sale Doctrine Weakened?
5. Re: First Sale Doctrine Weakened? Jul 12, 2010, 13:23 Elricsi
 
It sounds like this is mainly aimed at "grey" market imports.

I know it drives watch companies nuts when other importers import Seiko watches (for example) that were made for the Africa, or Central American market. They're much cheaper and crappier versions of their USA watch to sell in poor markets to make SOME money.

I would bet they mainly apply this to DVD's sold for other regions. (Which they probably sell at a lower price, similar to the watches). But for now this will stir up a lot of crap, true.
 
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News Comments > BFG Tech to Close?
6. Re: BFG Tech to Close? Jul 6, 2010, 16:58 Elricsi
 
I was so happy when my Falcon came with a BFG 6800. I had heard good things about them. But it turned out there was a problem with lots of 6800's blacking out on some of the most GPU intensive games. Neither Falcon nor BFG could help, or really cared to. I later found out it was very widespread and probably would have cost too much to fix. (Years later they offered a short lived trade up on 6800's.) Anyway, people and companies go up and down.  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Day 3
11. Re: Steam Summer Sale Day 3 Jun 26, 2010, 19:47 Elricsi
 
Getting L4D2.

I just want to smack some zombies around with the frying pan.
 
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News Comments > Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Games
7. Re: Movie Games Suck and Game Movies Suck Jun 1, 2010, 14:53 Elricsi
 
Ravenrex wrote on Jun 1, 2010, 14:41:
Ruffiana wrote on Jun 1, 2010, 13:08:

Just because you don't like it does not mean it's garbage.

Yes, it's crap. It's the pop music version of Tolkien, dumbed down for the ADD crowd. A pale shadow of the canon that it was derived from.

While I do view it as a positive thing if it encourages children to read, it is painful to personally experience as a simplistic and warped vision of all the good fantasy literature that has come before it.

Tolkien is the Winny the Poo version of Moorcock, but who is counting.
 
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News Comments > Test Drive Unlimited 2 Trailer
9. Re: Test Drive Unlimited 2 Trailer May 1, 2010, 23:50 Elricsi
 
I loved, loved, loved the first one.

This one will be on a new island, Ibiza.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2010, 03:00 Elricsi
 
Don't they mean best fries in America?

(I have had them and they are great.)
 
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News Comments > On TF2 Cheaters
3. Re: On TF2 Cheaters Jan 31, 2010, 16:09 Elricsi
 
It should be much easier to do that on an achievement server.

Just spawn a bunch of demos and you could kill them in bunches very quickly. Always some asshats in any online game, what can you do?
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Backing off Licenses
4. Re: Ubisoft Backing off Licenses Jan 18, 2010, 23:22 Elricsi
 
Maybe next time there is not enough time to do the game right, just forget it.  
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News Comments > Free TF2 Weekend Starts Thursday
6. Re: Free TF2 Weekend Starts Thursday Dec 16, 2009, 03:04 Elricsi
 
I do need some of the taunt kill achievements.

Someone post here if they get the sword, I wonder how that will go.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Saboteur
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Saboteur Dec 8, 2009, 16:28 Elricsi
 
For sale: WW2 French Rifle

only dropped once.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Patched
7. Re: Team Fortress 2 Patched Dec 8, 2009, 12:46 Elricsi
 
Before I join a server I right click and select "player info" (I think that is what it is called.)

Then it gives you the player names and scores in the game. The fake servers either have 0 or 1 player on it or don't reply to the player info query.

Also, the other day I joined a server loaded with bots (and they didn't show a 0 ping either). It took me awhile to figure that out as there were engineers building, medics healing and weird things like that. But they were a work in progress since they always took the same path and sometimes stopped on points for no reason, and the engies sometimes built at points well behind the battle lines.
 
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News Comments > Twilight for Edge of Twilight?
5. Re: Twilight for Edge of Twilight? Dec 2, 2009, 16:28 Elricsi
 
The only correct answer for dudes is:

TEAM ALICE.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 29, 2009, 17:07 Elricsi
 
I guess we should call this the top 10+

Too bad Torchlight got pushed off by all the sales, peeps need to keep being reminded about that one.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Oct 8, 2009, 00:09 Elricsi
 
2 stories critical of Steam. This should blow up into an epic flame war if the thread gets noticed.

I buy 90% of my PC games on Steam now, but I did wait years before finally installing it.

P.S. I love the view steam players by game at the bottom of this link to know what is really being played:

http://store.steampowered.com/stats/
 
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News Comments > Arkham Asylum Sells Well
137. Re: Arkham Asylum Sells Sep 27, 2009, 00:40 Elricsi
 
PS3 OWNZ Jooz!

PC is the SUXOR!

(A lot of these posts appear like that, or the opposite.)

Can't we all just get along?
 
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News Comments > MS EA Takeover Rumors
15. Re: MS EA Takeover Rumors Sep 24, 2009, 00:43 Elricsi
 
The PS3 is taking off, and this might be the only way for MS to cut a leg out from under it.  
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News Comments > Arkham Asylum Sells Well
57. Re: Arkham Asylum Sells Sep 22, 2009, 21:50 Elricsi
 
My PC is an Athlon64 3000 with an Nvidia 7900. Not much room to upgrade, it would have to be a new PC. It runs TF2 fine, and I have a bunch of games from like 2 years ago I still need to finish. Plus it works great for "web-based research".

Cash is a bit tight, and I am really excited about Grand Turismo 5, plus there are some other exclusives I want to check out. And I know a lot of people with the 360, so if I really want to play a 360 game, I'll do it at their house. (No 360 exclusives are that exciting to me.) I will dabble with Blu Ray, and would like to play a new NCAA football for once too.

So, it's PS3 for Christmas, and a new PC in maybe 2 years.
 
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