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Real Name Thomas Grimes   
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Nickname SirKnight
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Signed On Apr 14, 2005, 23:42
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Jan 12, 2011, 09:00 SirKnight
 
I loved Netscape. I always liked how the UI looked. Even though I hate dial-up, I miss those earlier days of the Internet of the 90s. The only modern Internet thing I care for is youtube, but other than that I'd go back to those old days any time if I could.

I recently bought WinAmp Pro. I always used the free version but I decided to buy it to help with future development. I've always been a huge fan of the program so I wanted to say thanks by buying it finally after 10+ years of using the free version.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Angry Birds
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Angry Birds Jan 5, 2011, 22:11 SirKnight
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 21:15:
$5 for a phone game? Way too much.

TBH this game should be worth more. It's hard to put down and has A LOT of levels. It kind of reminds me of the old tank wars games from the 80's and 90's, except you're "shooting" different types of birds with different abilities into structures trying to kill pigs.

At first, I was like WTF? Then I played a trial version and was quite surprised.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Angry Birds
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Angry Birds Jan 5, 2011, 22:08 SirKnight
 
Icewind wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 21:13:
SirKnight wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 20:53:
Cool! I have this for my iPod touch, iPad and Android 2.2 phone. It's a very good game. These guys have made a ton of money on this.

Let me guess.

You're 35, have 2 kids and think gaming is "super fun".

This game, like you, is a pimple on the hobby's rear end.


Just when I thought I knew the biggest idiot ever, you come along and take the crown. Interesting how you can judge someone so harshly based off of one game they like. I bet you're a blast to hang out with and I'm sure all the ladies love you!

Just FYI, I've been a hardcore PC gamer since the early 90s and still am. 95% of the games I play are on a PC. A bad ass one at that. As a matter of fact, this weekend I'll be upgrading my PC that's 3 years old now to a i7-950, gtx 460 SLI, 12GB ram, etc mostly for games like Arma 2. I also played just as much Quake and Doom as everyone else on this site back in the day. Hell I still play those games a lot. But I like mobile games a lot since they remind me in many ways of how gaming was 20+ years ago.

I am however not into many modern games like CoD, Halo etc and find them to be killing the genre that was always my fav which is the FPS genre.

I like Angry Birds b/c it's simple, yet addicting and challenging and has a lot more value than a lot of modern games (CoD for example).

Oh and your estimation of me is so far off it's not even funny. Well, it kind of is seeing as how pathetic you just made yourself look. You know, your remarks actually remind me of a snobbish Apple fan-boi. It has the same tone. You might want to try getting your head out of the sand. I like games of all platforms and I even develop for several.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Angry Birds
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Angry Birds Jan 5, 2011, 20:53 SirKnight
 
Cool! I have this for my iPod touch, iPad and Android 2.2 phone. It's a very good game. These guys have made a ton of money on this.  
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News Comments > More Raven Call of Duty Speculation
16. Re: More Raven Call of Duty Speculation Jan 5, 2011, 15:45 SirKnight
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 13:35:
I thought Raven was all but dead? I like Raven's shooters, they aren't anything special but they are polished and fun. Quake 4, Wolfenstein and Singularity are all fun and great at the fundamentals.

Also, even though it is common sense, it annoys me to read console-focused.

I found Quake 4 to be pretty crap. For one thing the weapon damage was out of whack. I remember it would always take a whole clip from the machine gun to kill the weakest soldier enemy, two rail shots (wtf?) or at least two grenades. Fighting the tougher monsters would deplete ammo like a mofo. The weapon damage should have been like Quake 2.

I thought the Doom 3 mod that re-made Quake 2 was much better (Lost Marine).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2011, 14:28 SirKnight
 
Doom Live would be an awesome idea.

I'd also like to see a QuakeWorld Live and Quake 2 Live.
 
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News Comments > No XP Battlefield 3?
12. Re: No XP Battlefield 3? Jan 2, 2011, 14:09 SirKnight
 
Finally a game that takes advantage of modern PC graphics instead of being held back by old tech b/c of the consoles, which were already outdated like crazy when they were released in the first place. All previous games that had a DX10 or 11 mode was a slapped on after-thought and it showed.

I just hope they don't screw this up by having some lame DRM that requires a constant internet connection, or even one to just start the game. They probably will...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 1, 2011, 17:02 SirKnight
 
I'm suffering from a sore credit card from all these game sales on Steam and Amazon.  
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News Comments > On Sale
11. Re: On Sale Jan 1, 2011, 16:41 SirKnight
 
I just picked up (yeah like I really needed MORE games...) Mafia 2 and all the DLCs, AaAAaa or wtf ever it is lol, and Swarm Arena on Steam.

I also went ahead and bought the original Arma (on Steam) for 50% ($10). I have it already on CD (I bought it when it came out on Amazon for like $15) but I lost the CD key and I want to play the Cold War Rearmed mod again. CWR2 for Arma 2 is taking too damn long.

I was interested in The Settlers 7 but I refuse to buy anything with Ubi's BS DRM. I passed up on Splinter Cell Conviction PC for the same reason, so I bought it for the 360 for like $15 on Amazon. I think there was another game I passed up on b/c of the shitty DRM but I forget which one it was now.

I was also slightly tempted by MoH for 50% but that's still probably too much for a meh copy-cat CoD 4hr single player and a lame MP (I played the MP beta and hated it).
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Dec 29, 2010, 00:50 SirKnight
 
Man that Quake done 100% Quickest was insane. Mad skills for sure. I've been playing Quake recently again, but I prefer to play it how I remember - in software mode in all its pixelated glory (WinQuake).

Ah Quake. How I miss those old days of Quake fraging and modding. Gaming in the 90s was the peak. Definitely an awesome game and the saying is true, they don't make them like they used to. It's a shame b/c it was so much better back then. The more constraints you have (older/less capable computers) the more creativity that comes out. Same goes for any kind of art (music, paintings, sculptures, etc). The more constraints, the better the art.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Dec 29, 2010, 00:13 SirKnight
 
"Our [data] actually refers to new Move and Kinect enabled consoles added during 2011" & "Please note that the Move numbers refer to Move-enabled consoles and not total Move peripheral sales"

Uh say what? Every 360 and PS3 is "enabled" for these things. You don't have to go out and buy a new console just for this.

I also don't see Kinect having much of a future other than extremely dumbed down games that very few will care about. Like the Wii. Having just motion is very limiting. Whereas with Move you have motion plus buttons/switches/etc. Move provides for much more interaction. Not only that, but Kinect is worthless if you're sitting down and not having a large room makes it working right even more difficult. Move has been working just fine for me sitting and in a small room.
 
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News Comments > Boxing Day Mobilization
1. Re: Boxing Day Mobilization Dec 26, 2010, 17:35 SirKnight
 
Talk about an idiot with his priorities ass backwards. Says he "needs" money for his kid yet he has one of the most expensive phones there is? Not just the cost of the thing but the plans are quite high compared to all the rest. An iPhone is a luxury and if you don't have a lot of income it's one of the most stupid things to get. There's plenty of other cheaper options. He'd have money for his kid if he didn't spend $100+/month on a stupid phone.

Really this guy seems like a complete waste of skin and should be locked up for good or deported to the south pole.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Dec 24, 2010, 22:37 SirKnight
 
LittleMe wrote on Dec 24, 2010, 21:13:
SirKnight wrote on Dec 24, 2010, 20:56:
Also the expansions/DLC for Arma 2 is totally worth it. All of that plus some of the major mods people have come out with make it the best military shooter in existence by far. Plus creating your own missions is pretty simple and fun.

Thanks SirKnight. How can I buy the DLC for the Amazon version of Combined Operations? I don't see any of them up there. The Steam DLC requires the Steam version of the games. TIA



I think you have to get them from the sprocket download service. There should be a link to it on arma2.com if I remember correctly.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Dec 24, 2010, 20:56 SirKnight
 
Just great, I bought King Arthur yesterday on steam when it was 50% now it's discounted even higher. WTF!? So now for half of what I paid for just the base game, you get it and all the DLCs. GRRR!

Oh well, it's still worth what I paid and then some. I would have had no issue paying full price. I played the demo and liked it a lot. Plus I've always loved the King Arthur and Knights of the Round Table story.

And yes, Arma 2 is playable and has been for a long time. But don't expect to run the graphics cranked unless you have a very stout rig. My GTX 460 seems good enough now, but I think I need to upgrade my long in the tooth Core 2 Duo to a i7-950.

Also the expansions/DLC for Arma 2 is totally worth it. All of that plus some of the major mods people have come out with make it the best military shooter in existence by far. Plus creating your own missions is pretty simple and fun.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Dec 22, 2010, 22:34 SirKnight
 
Must....destroy....credit card........

I too am curious about Bully.
 
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News Comments > Windows 8 and Gaming
10. Re: Windows 8 and Gaming Dec 22, 2010, 22:32 SirKnight
 
The only push I'm interested in is pushing Windows off my drive for good. lol  
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News Comments > New openBVE Train Sim
5. Re: New openBVE Train Sim Dec 22, 2010, 16:33 SirKnight
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 22, 2010, 11:05:
Wake me when this includes an actual game.


Halo and CoD may be more of what you're looking for. Why you bothered to comment on this when you obviously don't like sims and while it says SIM in the title I'll never know. Troll perhaps?
 
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News Comments > Arma II Patches
11. Re: Arma II Patches Dec 22, 2010, 16:16 SirKnight
 
Ah, STEAM is just now starting to update my Arma 2. And as I figured, the several gig download begins. What really sucks about it now is I've bought several games in the past few days on sale that are also very large. I'll be lucky to have it all downloaded in a week or two. Just in time to go back to work. :/  
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News Comments > Arma II Patches
10. Re: Arma II Patches Dec 22, 2010, 16:10 SirKnight
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Dec 22, 2010, 15:22:
SirKnight wrote on Dec 22, 2010, 12:23:
Oh boy another 4GB download from STEAM. I like Arma 2 and all, but the way BIS handles STEAM sucks. Every time there's a new patch, you have to download the whole game all over again. BAH!

But at least they give free maps/missions. Something very few devs are willing to do any more. BIS is one of the very few true PC devs left.

Ive said it before: Trying to play a real PC game like ArmA 2 over steam is like trying to drive a car with square wheels. No sympathy from me.

Btw, ArmA 2 also loves SSDs. Fast ones even more. Its unbelievable how much of a performance boost it is. Even better than switching from a dual core to a quad core (which I also did).


But the thing is, no other game that I know of on steam (and I have a lot of games off steam) is like this.
 
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News Comments > Arma II Patches
4. Re: Arma II Patches Dec 22, 2010, 13:12 SirKnight
 
Arma 2 when first released had many issues. It's 1000x better now. Not perfect (the AI is still brain dead as hell) and you'll still need a high end machine to play it well but it's worth picking back up. The expansions are absolutely worth getting.  
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