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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 10, 2011, 19:05 Ratty
 
Ant wrote on Feb 10, 2011, 18:50:
What happens when you do laundry? I would forget.
Who washes pants? Seriously, I wash my pants maybe once every couple of months.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 10, 2011, 15:20 Ratty
 
banddirector wrote on Feb 10, 2011, 13:34:
Our deadbolt is keyed on both sides too, but when we're home we leave a key in the inside lock to avoid any fire issues. If someone breaks in when we're home, we would definitely hear the noise
I got a house last year. When the inspector did his report he made a point to stress that when I get the house rekeyed I should NOT use the two-sided key deadbolts because it's a fire hazard. Screw him. The house is a security nightmare with glass EVERYWHERE. I'm putting in that kind of deadbolt and doing what you do - make sure there are keys in there when I'm home. If I forget and there's a fire I'll just throw myself through the glass.

OK, a year from now when I'm typing a Blues News post with scarred, fleshless burn victim hands you all have my permission to laugh good and hard.

On Edit: I apologize for unintentionally offending anyone who might be actual burn victims or who have friends or family who are.
 
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News Comments > Tauri World Live
2. Re: Tauri World Live Feb 10, 2011, 14:31 Ratty
 
Saw the title and thought this must be a Stargate game.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 10, 2011, 12:42 Ratty
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 10, 2011, 11:09:
Do you seriously keep your keys in your pockets when you are home?
I do. When I come home I put on a pair of shorts with a set of house keys in the pockets and leave my regular keys in my pants on the floor (cause I'm a slob).

But what gets me is here at work when people lock themselves out of our office and have to knock to be let in. In what universe is this happening? These are ordinary people, men and women, with pockets.

Actually Blue's is one of the few excuses that makes sense. If you have an armload of grocery's or something I can see that happening. Leaving the keys in the lock. I've done that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 10, 2011, 10:49 Ratty
 
Redwood wrote on Feb 10, 2011, 10:26:
Hah! You two are hilarious. I put my keys in the same place so I don't lose them. It serves me well.
Their called pockets folks. Seriously, doesn't anybody have pockets anymore?
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
12. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 9, 2011, 20:21 Ratty
 
Cartman wrote on Feb 9, 2011, 19:51:
And I agree that it's a sad day when Bluesnews has decided to add political commentary to stories about videogames.
OK, sure. But you really think Fox News is good?
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
9. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 9, 2011, 14:48 Ratty
 
RoboNerd wrote on Feb 9, 2011, 09:31:
I really yearn for the old Bluesnews that didn't drive off into the political weeds with "Fox Bad" while posting more and more content from The Huffington Post. A pox on all their houses. And now back to gaming...
"Fox Bad?" Seriously, is that even a left/right political thing? Anyone here - maybe even you - think Fox News is good?

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News Comments > On PC Crysis 2
9. Re: On PC Crysis 2 Feb 9, 2011, 14:16 Ratty
 
Interesting comment on the 3D experience. I just got a new computer but decided to just use my old monitor for now. I want to maybe get a 3D capable monitor a bit later when the technology matures and they're cheaper. But I also want to wait and see if there really is this massive wave of new 3D content coming in the future all the media companies tell us about or if it's just the latest fad to trick consumers into buying new crap.  
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News Comments > E.Y.E Specs, Trailer
2. Re: E.Y.E Specs, Trailer Feb 9, 2011, 14:05 Ratty
 
Somehow missed hearing about this one. Looks good. I'm going to their website to find out more.  
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News Comments > Another Raven/Bond Indication
3. Re: Another Raven/Bond Indication Feb 9, 2011, 12:56 Ratty
 
bhcompy wrote on Feb 9, 2011, 12:39:
Ah Raven, how far you've fallen
The best you can say about Raven is they're competent. I don't remember any games they've ever done which were out and out bad. But they only work with licensed IPs now. Gone are the days when they created their own stuff ala Heretic or Hexen.
 
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News Comments > Disabled Gamer Petition
37. Re: Disabled Gamer Petition Feb 8, 2011, 11:33 Ratty
 
J wrote on Feb 8, 2011, 08:31:
Apparently there's software you can get which remaps the buttons that are pushed. Perhaps you could use that software so that it pushes your good buttons instead?
I tried some of those. Doesn't work. Games override any kind of programming like that. I think special keyboards can do that.
 
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News Comments > Disabled Gamer Petition
36. Re: Disabled Gamer Petition Feb 8, 2011, 11:30 Ratty
 
Wow, I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one who hates WASD! I have my own little scheme I use for all my games but it only works if I can map the same movement to 2 different keys. It's a crapshoot whether or not a game will let you do that. Playing Oblivion now and it doesn't let you do it and it's damn annoying. Crysis let you do it by manually editing the config file, Crysis Warhead doesn't. I'm getting a new expensive keyboard that lets you reprogram every single key and I'm hoping that will do the trick.

As for disabled gamers it would be cool if economics allowed companies to give grants for adding disabled access to games just like they do nowdays for closed captioning on TV. A win-win for everybody.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2011, 11:17 Ratty
 
Are they still calling that Windows Genuine Advantage? What an Orwellian name if there ever was one.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Feb 8, 2011, 10:57 Ratty
 
Dickwolves: SNL had a great skit many years ago about some people at a small dinner party. Someone tells a joke and people laugh except one woman who is offended because "that happened to my mother." The guy apologizes and decides to defuse the situation by telling a completely different joke. Of course somebody else is offended because it was something they experienced personally in some way. On it goes, the jokes getting more and more absurd and peoples' offenses getting weirder and more surreal.

I love that skit. Wish I could find it online.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: A history of sex in video games Feb 5, 2011, 15:28 Ratty
 
In Daggerfall you'd see hookers out on the streets. Explore enough rooms in any of the castles and you'd find a naked dominatrix perched over her sub, whip in hand. Those were the good old days.  
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News Comments > Dead Money and More Fallout: New Vegas PC DLC Plans
10. Re: Dead Money and More Fallout: New Vegas PC DLC Plans Feb 4, 2011, 15:02 Ratty
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Feb 4, 2011, 14:35:
Those were full expansions. The most "expansion-y" DLC for Fallout 3 is Point Lookout and not coincidentally it is the best one.
Yeah, that's true. I didn't recognize the difference. In fact I bought Shivering Isles on DVD, didn't download it. Oblivion had a couple of expansiony DLCs I guess (NOT horse armor) - e.g., Mage's Tower. I never bothered to get those. Never got any of the Fallout DLCs either, didn't feel like being screwed over dealing with GFW points - just let me use real money goddammit. Truthfully NV was so much better than FO3 I have no desire to go back and revisit it either.
 
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News Comments > Dead Money and More Fallout: New Vegas PC DLC Plans
7. Re: Dead Money and More Fallout: New Vegas PC DLC Plans Feb 4, 2011, 14:26 Ratty
 
Verno wrote on Feb 4, 2011, 14:12:
Bethesda DLC is very hit and miss with me though
Shivering Isles for Oblivion was pretty good & meaty. The werewolf one they did for Morrowind was substantial too. They release something like that for NV and I'm all over it.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Trailer
6. Re: Bulletstorm Trailer Feb 4, 2011, 13:35 Ratty
 
One thing I've really admired about PCF and Farm 51 is they put a lot of additional depth in their games that you can completely choose to ignore and not miss out on anything. The first time I played Painkiller I didn't really know anything about Tarot cards or challenges or collecting gold from enemies or finding religious icons and I didn't care. The game was still a blast. Then you learn about these things and give them a try and it's almost like you're playing a completely different game. It's there if you want it but nobody's forcing it down your throat. That's the way to add depth and complexity to a game I think.

I could never figure out what combos were exactly in Necrovision so I just ignored it all and still enjoyed a pretty decent game.
 
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News Comments > Dead Money and More Fallout: New Vegas PC DLC Plans
3. Re: Dead Money and More Fallout: New Vegas PC DLC Plans Feb 4, 2011, 13:28 Ratty
 
I was pretty pissed that they refused to even address that there might be a PC version down the line. I don't mind the waiting, but the fact they wouldn't acknowledge that it was a contracted XBox exclusive with a specific conclusion date just reeks of greed. Of course there was an NDA with MS in there but it was their choice to accept it. So were there actually PC gamers who bought the XBox version just so they could play the DLC?

Anyway, since heard Dead Money wasn't all that good. If I get it at all it'll be done the road when I can get all the DLC at once.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Trailer
16. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Trailer Feb 3, 2011, 18:11 Ratty
 
Creston wrote on Feb 3, 2011, 15:58:
Not happy about the heavy requirement of cover in the game
Same here, but I've never played any game that had a cover system like that in it and I guess there are a few games nowdays that have that which other people here have played and are familiar with. So I'm happy to keep an open mind.

I'm old enough to remember when just running over ammo and health to pick it up in a game rather than have to press a button or click a mouse was new and revolutionary. I still remember how novel it was in Quake to just bump into a huge, oversize button to open a door rather than have to click it. I survived those newfangled innovations I'll survive a mandatory cover system too.
 
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