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Signed On Apr 11, 2005, 20:15
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News Comments > Gold - BioShock
10. Re: 1st Aug 9, 2007, 11:20 Ratty
 
After Thief 3 and Deus Ex 2 I refuse to get excited about ANY PC game ever again. I retain an healthy dose of skepticism, especially when it's done by a small independent like Irrational. Ken Levine has assured people repeatedly they'll do right by PC gamers, but you know, we've heard assurances like that before. I wish I could get excited about games coming out like I used to.

That said, I'm glad I finally got my gaming PC hooked up to the Internet last week. I finished playing Half-life 2 for the first time (not as good as the first one), so I'm all set for the required Internet activation. Nasty little surprise that, but at least it isn't Steam.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
3. HGL Jul 29, 2007, 15:09 Ratty
 
I was pretty excited about this game when it was first announced. That's faded over time and for some reason I'm not looking forward to it as much. There's some hint of consolitis in a lot of the previews I've been reading, though can't put my finger on it.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Welcome to my life Jul 25, 2007, 11:59 Ratty
 
I don't know how old you are, Blue, but you might be entering that heartburn phase of life. Sucks. Bolting upright in bed from a sound sleep, struggling to breathe cause you inhaled some stomach acid. Piling up the pillows to sleep with your head as high as possible.

I found out it was fat that did it to me. Anything a little bit fatty or greasy after 7 PM and I knew I would be up for a night of hell. Cut out the fat at night and I never had any problems. Spicy food didn't do it to me. But that evening bowl of ice cream, man that's hard to give up.

 
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News Comments > Disney Acquires Junction Point
14. Re: No subject Jul 13, 2007, 01:14 Ratty
 
im personally looking forward to the interviews warren spector will do in a day or two trying to convince his fanbase how this can possibly be a good thing.

I really don't think he has a fan base anymore ...

 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Umm Jul 1, 2007, 16:06 Ratty
 
I just installed your chat GM script. So how does it work?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: I don't want one Jun 30, 2007, 18:00 Ratty
 
As soon as I heard about their exclusive deal with Cingular plus the mandatory two-year contract I lost all interest in this phone. Apple took it up the butt with this one and Cingular, um AT&T now I guess, is laughing their asses off.

IF the phones had voice recognition like almost all other new smart phones I wouldn't care so much about the goofy virtual keypad. But since you apparently *have* to type with the thing, I'll pass.

So many cool, fresh, innovative things they did with the phone yet they completely screwed up the basics.



 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Crap Jun 20, 2007, 23:50 Ratty
 
I don't use Myth TV but I've used their free XML feed for years to create my own custom printed TV guide. The ones in the papers are just useless, they have to list every channel and don't have the space to print descriptions. I wrote a program to compile just the channels I'm interested in and print it out every week.

Damn. What am I supposed to do now?

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. No subject Jun 12, 2007, 11:47 Ratty
 
Google's street view did kind of creep me out when I could park it right in front of my house. I wish I knew when they did that so I could have been there and done something stupid. I mean, it's harmless, right? If someone knows my address anyway who cares if they can see my house. Right? Still, it was a little creepy and personal.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Congratulations! May 23, 2007, 14:28 Ratty
 
Hey, VE3D was awesome until he sold out to the man (IGN network).
Um, how do I put this delicately ... Let's just say I prefer a more age-appropriate source of gaming news.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: No more lap dances May 23, 2007, 14:25 Ratty
 
The move was a victory for the Cincinnati group, Citizens for Community Values. CCV collected thousands of petition signatures to place the issue before lawmakers.
God bless them. Those holy warriors for Christ! I now feel safer visiting Ohio without the fear that some naked chick will jump into my lap.

http://www.ccv.org/issues.aspx

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Congratulations! May 23, 2007, 11:11 Ratty
 
Man, where have you been? =)
Crap. You're saying that link was from before we started bugging him?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Congratulations! May 23, 2007, 10:45 Ratty
 
I started by visiting Stomped for years. They were really great but they had to close down and go into a different business. Then I tried Voodoo Extreme for awhile--yuck. Something about Shack news, I just never visited there often. But Bluesnews was finally the one for me and I've been coming here several times a day for years. I don't visit any other gaming sites except the odd game-specific fansites.

I just noticed the T Shirt link on the left! We'd been nagging Blue forever but I'd not noticed he went ahead and did it! Unfortuntely 404 Not Found! Not Found! Did I wait too long? Are the T-Shirts gone?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: No subject May 22, 2007, 13:32 Ratty
 
Not sure if that makes sense, but it was the same feeling in the NOLF games.
The NOLF games had a weird feeling, I remember that. One thing that bugged me was how you bounced up and down a bit whenever you jumped, like you were on springs or something.

I still play UT just about every day. I never cared for any of the sequels, I don't know why. Maybe something about the visual simplicity of UT versus the highly detailed graphics of the modern version. Also, I much prefer the more streamlined player models as opposed to the bulked up battle armor of the later versions. And the weapons in UT just seem better. The original Flak Cannon is still better than the newer versions. Plus, the stupid Lightning Gun is no replacement for the good old Sniper Rifle.

But maybe I'm just old and all games were better in my day.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
10. No subject May 22, 2007, 10:32 Ratty
 
Isn't it pretty much universally accepted the original Unreal Tournament was the best one of all? If Quake 3 and UT 2004 are on that list, UT should be there too.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. No subject May 18, 2007, 13:30 Ratty
 
Riddick--The only decent console to PC port I've ever played. It was very consoley in a number of ways but the excellent gameplay and design more than made up for it. I'm quite excited about this.

 
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News Comments > Wednesday Game Reviews
1. Shivering Isles May 16, 2007, 12:59 Ratty
 
I thought Shivering Isles would re-inspire me to play Oblivion again but after going in and playing for a bit I'm still as bored as I ever was. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED Oblivion when it first came out and played it obsessively. But after awhile, just like Morrowind, I became instantly bored and never touched it again. None of the mods ever captured my attention either.

 
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
1. Hellgate first person? May 16, 2007, 12:55 Ratty
 
Is Hellgate still a first person perspective game. I only ever see 3d person screenshots lately

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: No subject May 7, 2007, 15:59 Ratty
 
Ratty, sounds to me you don't like shows which are serial or have any overarcing storyline....
Nah, that's not it. Lexx had that and I still loved it. Liked the second season storyline in fact: Self-replicating robots gobbling up planets and stars, galaxies. Farscape I don't care for, and I watched quite a few on DVD. I might like B5 when I see it on DVD. I didn't like Firefly when it was on TV but then when I saw it in the right order on DVD I ended up loving it. I suspect B5 might be the same. I just need to see them in order, uninterrupted, when I have some free time. Or I might not like it, who knows? I'm just not very tolerant of cliched, stupid characters and plots.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Spiderman 3 May 7, 2007, 12:49 Ratty
 
What about Lexx, I found some info on that. Is it any good? Anybody know about it?
Lexx is AWESOME. One of my all-time favorite series. Only season one and two though. Season three was OK, watchable, but season 4 was a travesty. It got all campy and stupid. Seems to me the first two seasons had a good production budget. Special effects were great.

Never cared for Farscape. I started renting them through Netflix too because I'd never seen them on TV, but I only got so far before I quit. Andromeda is beyond worthless. I never liked B5 when it was on TV but I didn't hate it either. I'll probably watch it on DVD sometime soon. I have the first DVD of the 4400 on my queue. I've not heard a lot about it but I thought I'd give it a try. You might also consider the modern versions of Outer Limits and Twilight Zone.

Let's see, other shows I loved on DVD: Dead Like Me. I never saw it on Showtime but I fell in love with it on DVD. The first 5 seasons of Red Dwarf of course. Some of those episodes are simply hilarious.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Guurrl Scouts May 2, 2007, 13:28 Ratty
 
Children of Men is incredible. It's one of the few DVDs I'm tempted to buy.

I wonder if there is a word for when your Netflix queue only has mediocre so-so things in it that you sort of want to see but maybe not. Like after you've seen all the movies you want to see, all the TV shows. What's left is weird foreign movies you have to be in the mood to see and you're actually disappointed when it comes in the mail cause you were hoping to get something better.

My queue is like that now. Everything on it is only so so or something I have to be in a certain mood to see. It's depressing. Thinking of dropping down to the 4 a month plan.

 
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