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Signed On Apr 11, 2005, 20:15
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Duke Nukem Forever
14. Re: Ships Ahoy - Duke Nukem Forever Jun 14, 2011, 14:29 Ratty
 
I was really looking forward to this but the reviews seem universally terrible. Most damning was the youtube video someone here posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q86vWgaLuwE

No exploration; no secrets; as linear, scripted and on rails as it can possibly get; regenerating health; two weapons at a time max; rarely more than three enemies on screen at one time; no quicksave.

I'll get it when it's below 10 dollars (and probably I'll regret even that).

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News Comments > It Came from E3 2011, Part 7
5. Re: It Came from E3 2011, Part 7 Jun 10, 2011, 16:45 Ratty
 
Nice to see some booth dudes represented for a change.  
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News Comments > Levine on the Possibility of a BioShock Movie
11. Re: Levine on the Possibility of a BioShock Movie May 26, 2011, 10:52 Ratty
 
Cutter wrote on May 25, 2011, 21:56:
Speak for yourself Bioshock would make for a great flick. I'd love to see Rapture and the Big Daddys on the big screen!
I agree. Most game/movie ideas are stupid. Hollywood moneymakers capitalizing on an IP and nothing more than that. But the art deco/retro under the sea Rapture setting and, yes, Big Daddies, would make an awesome backdrop to some kind of movie. You really can't say that about most of the bad game movies that have been put out.
 
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News Comments > SSFIV AE Uses Always-On DRM
48. Re: SSFIV AE Uses Always-On DRM May 26, 2011, 10:47 Ratty
 
I like to think console players (or their parents) will buy any old shit that comes along but PC players will know enough about the games they play that they'll say Hell No to this kind of thing.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2011, 18:38 Ratty
 
My 2 week vacation starts next week. Any recommendations for spooge-worthy games I can play until 2 AM?

I think I'll go ahead and get Portal 2. Also I think I'll get into Minecraft. Sounds like the kind of thing one can lose a lot of sleep over.
 
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News Comments > Gold - Duke Nukem Forever
34. Re: Gold - Duke Nukem Forever May 24, 2011, 14:22 Ratty
 
I know I'm in the minority here but I'm REALLY REALLY looking forward to this.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2011, 11:45 Ratty
 
I bought an XBox a few months back and have been only been using it for Netflix streaming so far. I tried a couple of games but they were just better on my PC. I think I'll pick up LA Noire and give it a go.

And the Seth MacFarlane Flintstones reboot sounds awesome.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 16, 2011, 14:37 Ratty
 
Hey thanks! That makes sense. I'll check out that NVidia list.

Question: if I have a rig that runs well at 60 FPS does that mean by necessity that viewing it at 3D will cut my performance in half? Or does the GPU essentially do all the computation to build a scene once and output it twice with a little 3D offset? I can imagine how adding 3D, even at 120 Hz, wouldn't affect performance too much, but I don't know enough. Also, do I take a performance hit if I use the monitor to play games in regular old 2D?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2011, 12:47 Ratty
 
Prez wrote on May 16, 2011, 12:05:
Syfy defends canceling 'Stargate Universe'.

I hate that this show was canceled, and yet I never watched a single episode. Why? Because I'm tired of getting into shows only to see them canceled without any closure. I was devastated when Firefly was canceled; it killed me to say goodbye to Cameron in "Terminator". I never watched a single episode of BSG until the entire 4-year run was completed! Network TV is the worst way to get your entertainment it seems.

I have taken a chance and started watching 'Dexter' even though the story is still going on (in its 4th season I think). I'm really liking it so far, but I fully expect now that I'm into it the show will be unceremoniously canned.
Ain't it the truth? That's why I never got into The Event or Flash Forward or Caprica. Why bother anymore?

However I did watch ST:U and really really liked it the more I watched. At first it was kind of meh but after awhile they started to take it into some really interesting places. I'm very sad it's canceled. All that's left is Sanctuary and Eureka - neither of which I particularly care for. I'm glad they ended the show on an open note though. Gives me hope someone else will pick it up.

I never watched Firefly when it was on but just loved it when I finally got around to it on DVD. I feel so guilty about that. I'm one of the people who contributed to the cancellation of one of the greatest SF series ever.

Dexter's great. I think it finished it fifth season though and it's about to start the sixth.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2011, 12:41 Ratty
 
Creston wrote on May 16, 2011, 11:31:
So how much enjoyment did you get out of leaving your computer on all night in order to get this "achievement?"

/shakes head...

Creston
Probably same as me when I duct tape my right mouse button down and let a rat attack my shield for 30 minutes while I go fix dinner to get my Block stat up in Oblivion.

/shakes head at self...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 16, 2011, 12:36 Ratty
 
HP monitor looks good. I'm actually looking to get a new monitor. I got a new PC but stuck with the old monitor for now. I can't find out whether it supports 3D or not. Don't you have to have a special monitor for that? Or is it all marketing? (I mean I know the whole 3D thing is a lot of hype and marketing but from a purely technical standpoint, if one decided to buy into the whole 3D thing don't you have to get a special monitor?)  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. May 13, 2011, 12:30 Ratty
 
Love the Fallout tour. I remember someone doing something similar with Deus Ex years ago.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 9, 2011, 17:41 Ratty
 
If I were Mrs Blue I'd bust a gut laughing ...  
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed May 6, 2011, 13:36 Ratty
 
The problem with pretty much all MS products is they have a twisted sense of who their customers really are. They built IE and Windows Vista/7 for big corporations and the entertainment industry. The person who actually sits down and uses it is always pretty much last on their list. They also build products for themselves. Everything must be monetized beyond simply selling a product to a user. I'm sure their priorities in making GFWL were geared toward attracting publishers and shoving DLC and microtransactions down our throats. Again, the poor gamer who actually has to use the shit: last on their list.

Don't get me started on Windows Media Player. A lousy, fucked up program made solely for the entertainment industry.

The previous post about Deus Ex on Steam gave me a little thrill because it's another game that won't make me deal with GWFL.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Superman Renounces Apr 30, 2011, 18:18 Ratty
 
RollinThundr wrote on Apr 30, 2011, 15:06:
Fixt, how's that hopey changy stuff working out for ya?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaoWKTS37qo

Hey, I actually found an ad here I'm interested in. I clicked and I bought. Hope you get some $$$ for it Blue.
 
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News Comments > F.E.A.R. 3 Delayed
10. Re: F.E.A.R. 3 Delayed Apr 28, 2011, 11:24 Ratty
 
Actually bought FEAR 2 but only played about 10 minutes before giving up. 10 minutes was all I needed to see. I won't even bother checking previews or demos or anything for FEAR 3. Zero interest.  
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News Comments > Morning Previews
1. Re:Skyrim Apr 22, 2011, 12:01 Ratty
 
I've been worried about the starry, special effects-laden skill tree in the UI. I hope it's not impervious to modding to reduce the font size and get everything on one screen for the PC. If any mods are must have for these games, the font-size reduction mods are at the top of my list every time.

That small town in the third screenshot looks open - no city walls. I thought cities in Skyrim were separate maps like Oblivion. But it's hard to tell. Open cities would be fantastic.
 
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News Comments > RAGE Trailer
3. Re: RAGE Trailer Apr 19, 2011, 10:50 Ratty
 
OK, that was awesome.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 15, 2011, 13:37 Ratty
 
Netflix HD streaming. A HUGE incentive for Comcast to implement caps so one is forced to turn to their own Pay-Per-View service.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2011, 12:00 Ratty
 
I calculate to make my super-hot chili with just one of those, I would have to use 35 pounds of meat.
Yes, but I think you still should, just to be able to say you did.
 
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