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Signed On Apr 11, 2005, 20:15
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News Comments > Painkiller Redemption Announced
8. Re: Painkiller Redemption Announced Feb 3, 2011, 10:56 Ratty
 
Loved Painkiller and PCF's official expansion. Pretty much hated Overdose though. That one was done by fans who then went pro. Maybe JoWood will do a better job. I'll take a wait and see approach (but I'll probably get it)  
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Trailer
2. Re: Crysis 2 Trailer Feb 2, 2011, 16:24 Ratty
 
This'll be good. But I do miss the islands of Far Cry and the Jungles of Crysis.  
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News Comments > Gold - Bulletstorm
32. Re: Gold - Bulletstorm Feb 2, 2011, 11:57 Ratty
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 2, 2011, 11:46:
25. I missed Atari; the first real video game my parents got me was Rampage, and of course Mario Bros (I say real because we had a word processor in my sisters room that had a landing simulator on it). In fact my first real experience was watching my older sister/brother play Rampage for ~five hours. Then I gradually discovered things like Zelda, Metroid, and Contra and the rest is history. When my parents bought their first PC (a 486), my uncle, a computer programmer, handed us an absolute treasure trove of floppy disks and CDs including all the Lucasarts adventure games released up until then, a couple of flight sims, and a myriad of other classic PC titles that hooked me on the medium. What he didn't include were shooters or RPGs. I discovered the RPG when on a whim I rented Earthbound, and on a visit to my father's workplace I was introduced at last to Doom.
Ahh, you're just a whippersnapper. So young to be so bitter.
 
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News Comments > Gold - Bulletstorm
30. Re: Gold - Bulletstorm Feb 2, 2011, 10:46 Ratty
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 2, 2011, 00:33:
Not that I disagree with you, because I don't, but it's more that the community here is almost universally negative toward nearly every game that gets reported on.

Because now more than ever most of the games released suck fucking ass? There are like two games per year now, for the last five years, that I have genuine interest in.
Out of curiosity, how old are you? I totally agree with you - the two games per year thing especially - but I just thought it was cause I'm an old fart and you know those kids and their games these days ...

For the record I'm looking forward to Bulletstorm, sight unseen. Just cause I adored Painkiller which was more innovative than most people realize, and also liked Farm 51's Necrovision.

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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Video Gamers More Dangerous Drivers Than Non-Gamers Feb 1, 2011, 11:50 Ratty
 
A lot of lying crap said of video gamers but this one I believe. Many years ago when I was in high school my friend and I were playing a driving game in an arcade. After an hour or two of this when we were driving out of the parking lot he took a turn by trying to spin the wheel like we were doing in the arcade. As the passenger I felt an urge to reach up and spin a wheel too. We both realized what he had just done and started laughing our asses off. The drive home was a very cautious one let me tell you. I have never forgotten that.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 1, 2011, 11:45 Ratty
 
Net Neutrality: Will Comcast, who almost own NBC Universal now, demand the same from Hulu?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Feb 1, 2011, 10:45 Ratty
 
It's not so much the economics that bug me about 8 hour games. What pisses me off is developers who say they make their games shorter because of statistics that show some percentage of players never finish them if they're too long.  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Brotherhood PC Interview
12. Re: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood PC Interview Jan 31, 2011, 11:23 Ratty
 
necrosis wrote on Jan 31, 2011, 11:01:
hearing friends that play it on console/internet spoiling it
That's the big one for me. I've vowed I would wait a few months before I get Skyrim this time to give the modders a chance to deconsolize the interface and wait for maybe a couple of patches. I don't think I'll be able to do that. I love reading about the games I'm playing: articles, forums, strategy guides. And all that will be stale if I have to wait too long.

It's not ideal, I'm just saying I would give that up to get a great game I've been really looking forward to than getting some monstrosity that crushes all my hopes and dreams like [fill in your most bitter disappointment here]. I had to wait about a year before I was finally able to play Half-Life 2 for reasons I won't go into. My experience wasn't diminished in the least by that delay. I don't remember being spoilerized much or at all during that time. But maybe that was the nature of that particular game. I can't imagine I'd be as satisfied if it were something like Skyrim I'd have to wait that long for. That's more of a forumy, strategy guidey type of game.

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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Brotherhood PC Interview
8. Re: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood PC Interview Jan 31, 2011, 10:50 Ratty
 
necrosis wrote on Jan 31, 2011, 10:39:
Ubi (and all other game developers). Get it through your thick heads. No matter what you do to the game releasing it MONTHS after consoles will leave people not giving a shit.
I disagree. I whine constantly about the consolized shit we have to put up with but I also recognize the economics of the situation. Somewhat. I'm not giving a free pass to these guys, I'm just saying I know it's a difficult situation in an industry that sees quality studios fall right and left. I'm perfectly happy with a PC version coming months later if it gives them time to get it right. None of this simultaneous release on all platforms nonsense. When has that ever worked out for the PC gamer?

It's nice to see this from the guys making DX3. Yeah, if they did the same with DX3 I'd be very happy.

 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Re: Inside Skyrim's menu system overhaul Jan 28, 2011, 22:34 Ratty
 
Ugh. Why am I reminded of Deus Ex 2's retarded eyeball HUD?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2011, 12:14 Ratty
 
Archer is definitely a guilty pleasure for me. Last night's episode is on DVR for tonight's viewing pleasure.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2011, 11:25 Ratty
 
Looking forward to the new BSG. Let's hope there isn't any of that mysticism angel shit that completely ruined the 2nd half of the last BSG.  
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News Comments > Pete Hines Interview
4. Re: Pete Hines Interview Jan 26, 2011, 11:24 Ratty
 
I'd sure like an explanation, someday, of why they ALWAYS refuse to do simple things for PC like reduce the font and the map. Someone always comes out with a mod to do that within days of the game's release. I always guess it's because of some backroom deal with Microsoft that the two versions be identical. Crazy, but what other explanation could there be?

I'm not sure what to think of Rage. I'll definitely be checking out reviews and comments here before I buy. From what I've seen it looks very much like Borderlands but with cars - not something I'm inclined to play.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2011, 13:43 Ratty
 
Sepharo wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 00:05:
Interesting guest news post on Penny-Arcade today discussing porting a console shooter
http://www.penny-arcade.com/2011/1/24/
Thanks Sepharo. That WAS an interesting read. I finally gave in last year and got a 360 - first console I ever owned. I tried a few games, finally got the hang of movement but aiming was just too damn frustrating. I now use it exclusively for Netflix streaming. Also it's fun to sit around the living room watching the kids play when the relatives visit: one experience that's much more fun on a console than a PC.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2011, 11:04 Ratty
 
Still too early to say whether Shameless will be a regular part of my TV viewing. Showtime doesn't tend to cancel shows as quickly as other networks so I'm not so worried about investing my time only to be disappointed later. I haven't seen episode 3 yet but so far the William H. Macy character is my least favorite and he's I guess the star of the show. The other characters are great and there's a lot of potential there. But if it gets to be too much about Macy I'll probably quit watching unless he gets a whole lot more interesting.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2011, 14:03 Ratty
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 24, 2011, 13:08:
Honestly, why give them the 25% markup? I know it's a standard thing to say around here, but building a computer is pretty damn easy. If you don't want to do it yourself and have a Microcenter near you they do it for $80 I believe, which is still cheaper than buying from Cyberpower.
I have plenty of hobbies. Building my own computer is not one of them. That should be for people who enjoy that kind of thing. Thanks for mentioning Microcenter though. I'd not heard of them before. It sounds like a nice balance between OEM and do-it-yourself.
nin wrote on Jan 24, 2011, 13:44:
After building them myself for years, I'm now on my second Dell. Last one had the videocard die just shy of 3 years, which is fine, since that's when I swap hardware anyway.

Alienware you'll generally pay out the nose for.
I was the one posting a week or two ago about my 6 year old Dell still running XP. Funny, just a couple of days after that my video card crapped out (which one of you put a hex on me??). I was going to replace it with a better one (not top of the line, just something a bit better) then I realized my PSU wouldn't support anything newer than what I had. So I figured I had a good run and it was time to move on. But 6 years is a good long time for a gaming computer with great performance and that has never given me any problems. So yeah, I'm kind of a fan of Dell now, hate to say it.

As for Alienware, I'm willing to shell out the bucks but I'm not just going to throw my money away.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2011, 12:57 Ratty
 
Totally non-OotB related - no tongues freezing on poles: Who do you guys recommend to build a top-of-the-line gaming computer? I've had good luck with Dell but their Alienware brand doesn't seem to do NVidia plus it's all just so overpriced. I was thinking CyberPower. Their stuff is super customizable and very price competitive but there are an awful lot of bad reviews out there, but most of them quite are old to be fair.  
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News Comments > DNF Date Announcement, Trailer, Demo Details
61. Re: DNF Date Announcement, Trailer, Demo Details Jan 21, 2011, 17:25 Ratty
 
Console games don't use AA? How come I never knew that?  
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News Comments > DNF Date Announcement, Trailer, Demo Details
38. Re: DNF Date Announcement, Trailer, Demo Details Jan 21, 2011, 14:29 Ratty
 
Despite the well-deserved ridicule this title has earned over the MANY years, I've always looked forward to it.  
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News Comments > On Skyrim Mod Support
24. Re: matthew@welchkin.net Jan 20, 2011, 16:31 Ratty
 
Bows are a coward's weapon, heh. And it does take awhile to get it up to something useful, definitely. I just started Oblivion again for the first time in over a year and this time I thought I'd try Oscuro's Overhaul - I'd never installed it before. Man is it AWESOME. But it's also very tough at low levels. I'm level 2 and my Marksman's still only at 21 so my arrows do almost no damage. I find I have to run out of dungeons screaming like a girl to the nearest horseback patrol and let them finish off the bandit or whatever while I snipe them ineffectually from a distance.

But once you get the knockdown perk at level 75 it's a scream. And a lot of things will go down with a single stealthy shot from a long way away. It's tough to get there but for me it's always worth it.

In Morrowind it was your accuracy that was affected by skill, not the damage (or perhaps both). I remember standing 2 feet away from an enemy, firing an arrow and watching it fly off literally at right angles. At low levels almost every shot missed. In Oblivion the accuracy is as good as you are with the mouse, that's the way it should be. Even at the lowest skill you can aim at something 100 yards away, just a bit over the head to correct for the arc, and you can hit it. And since it's so far away getting the stealth damage multiplier was easy.
 
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