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Signed On Oct 5, 2005, 04:22
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News Comments > Skyrim Interview; Diary
25. Re: Skyrim Interview; Diary Oct 30, 2011, 23:50 starmonkey
 
Prez wrote on Oct 30, 2011, 22:49:
Despite all of the problems, modded Oblivion was a fantastic time sink for me. I'll be buying Skyrim for sure once I know that modders finished the game for Bethesda.

Yep I'm in the same boat! Despite the issues with Beth's games, modding up Oblivion, Morrowind and Fallout have resulted in many hours of enjoyment.

Also: waiting for a while before getting Skyrim gives me a chance to upgrade my laptop
 
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News Comments > 5 Million Battlestar Galactica Online Registrations
3. Re: 5 Million Battlestar Galactica Online Registrations Sep 7, 2011, 21:40 starmonkey
 
nin wrote on Sep 7, 2011, 21:22:

They claim 25,000 people are signing up each day.

I have no idea where they get those numbers.


select count(*) from user where created_at > CURDATE()

:p well, that's just for today, but w/e

perhaps they get a lot of spam accounts?
 
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News Comments > Unofficial Risen Patch
3. Re: Unofficial Risen Patch Sep 2, 2011, 03:14 starmonkey
 
I rather enjoyed Risen back when I played it - I usually don't have the stamina for such games but this one kept me on.

The ending was a huge let-down, however.
 
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News Comments > RAGE 'The Dawn' Trailer
7. Re: RAGE 'The Dawn' Trailer Jul 8, 2011, 00:15 starmonkey
 
Surf wrote on Jul 7, 2011, 23:37:
Isn't anyone getting sick of these fucking games or is it just me?

I'm right there with you mate

I really enjoyed Stalker with that massive realism mod.

I would further advocate more storyline elements where your actions change the game-world (Oblivion has this).

Edit: Just watched that video. ID Software re-makes Fallout. My goodness!

This comment was edited on Jul 8, 2011, 00:21.
 
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News Comments > On PC Skyrim
25. Re: On PC Skyrim Jul 7, 2011, 02:02 starmonkey
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 7, 2011, 00:42:
I'll hold off till someone changes the way all the baddies level up along with you.

http://planetelderscrolls.gamespy.com/View.php?view=oblivionmods.detail&id=268

Next up, arse wiping!

One of the joys of Oblivion is "modding it up" - kinda like taking a stock car that's been built for safety and then doing a "fully sick custom job" on it

I look forward to modders doing the same for Skyrim. I also look forward to buying it years later on sale (like I did for Oblivion recently) so my laptop can run it without melting.
 
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News Comments > Fallout New Vegas Patched
5. Re: Fallout New Vegas Patched Jul 7, 2011, 00:08 starmonkey
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 6, 2011, 23:45:
Kastagir wrote on Jul 6, 2011, 22:25:
No fix for the all-to-common crashing on quicksave/autosave?
Considering this is the first I've heard of this 'all too common' bug, it can't be all that common if I've got pushing 180 hours in it.

Likewise - never had a crash in the game, many hours of playtime spent already (with mods and dlc too).
 
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News Comments > On PC Skyrim
14. Re: On PC Skyrim Jul 7, 2011, 00:06 starmonkey
 
Icewind wrote on Jul 6, 2011, 23:14:
Todd Howard can barely code a fucking console game, let alone a PC game.

I'll be pirating Skyrim, thanks.

How about you just not play it? Otherwise your issue loses the high ground, yarr matey.
 
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News Comments > EVE Online CSM Appeased
9. Re: EVE Online CSM Appeased Jul 5, 2011, 03:54 starmonkey
 
Kedyn wrote on Jul 4, 2011, 22:15:
I love spaceship porn, but I've tried to get into EVE time and again and it just isn't sticking. Any other space MMOs out there that are more skill based?

I think the answer is not to go with an MMO for that.
 
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News Comments > New Star Ruler Demo
1. Re: New Star Ruler Demo Jul 4, 2011, 21:02 starmonkey
 
Gave the demo a try - what I really wanted more of was "personality" - I guess that's what GalCiv2 is for?  
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News Comments > Paradox on PC Games and E3
12. Re: Paradox on PC Games and E3 Jun 26, 2011, 05:07 starmonkey
 
yonder wrote on Jun 25, 2011, 21:18:
"Paradox Interactive are one of the big players in the games industry" <--- they are?! I mean *I* love them but I've always consider them a tiny, niche developer with an incredibly loyal and devoted fanbase.

Pretty sure they're not a developer, but a publisher? Or do they have a development arm as well?

I'm a fan because they published Penumbra series by FrictionalGames
 
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News Comments > Alpha Polaris and Demo Released
4. Re: Alpha Polaris and Demo Released Jun 25, 2011, 04:22 starmonkey
 
I played The Thing on the xbox - rather enjoyed it. Didn't manage to finish it (I remember getting stuck against a boss monster), but I had lots of fun.  
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News Comments > Betting on Duke Pays Off
18. Re: Betting on Duke Pays Off Jun 19, 2011, 00:11 starmonkey
 
Lorcin wrote on Jun 18, 2011, 22:10:
My only problem with this story

I don't mean to sound argumentative, but just curious: what's your actual objection here? Live and let live, right? If he wants to pawn the stuff in 50 years, who cares?
 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Steam Crisis, Origin Exclusivity Planned?
47. Re: Crysis 2 Steam Crisis, Origin Exclusivity Planned? Jun 15, 2011, 03:35 starmonkey
 
OldScho0l wrote on Jun 15, 2011, 03:16:
If you are dumb enough to buy a game through them, you'll be waiting at least an entire day for it to download.

When I buy a game through Steam, I can download games @ 2mb/s, which means most games I can get in a few hours, tops.

But yeh, not a fan of Steam's online requirements - I prefer a model like Impulse etc.

 
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News Comments > Bethesda Hacked
15. Re: Bethesda Hacked Jun 14, 2011, 03:29 starmonkey
 
Frijoles wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 23:21:
If I can figure it out in 15 minutes for my own website, surely they can.

Are you encrypting your passwords with MD5? If so, your site is susceptible to a rainbow tables attack.

If not, and you're using something like salted SHA-1 - gold star for you!
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Sells 2.5M, Notch Interview
9. Re: Minecraft Sells 2.5M, Notch Interview Jun 13, 2011, 23:14 starmonkey
 
space captain wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 22:37:
sooooo.... which is it? am i allowed to express or do i have to pull my head in?

thats why i dont listen to "people" like you

If you pretend this comment is instead from John in reply to SpaceCaptain, the irony is awesome.

Seeyas.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Sells 2.5M, Notch Interview
3. Re: Minecraft Sells 2.5M, Notch Interview Jun 13, 2011, 21:52 starmonkey
 
Whoa, steady on there Space Captain. People are allowed to express their opinions (I think they call that a "forum").

And yes, the premise of the game is mining and crafting, everything else is negotiable?

Though, if I read the dictionary definition of premise (state by way of introduction), describing Minecraft as a "sandbox world of endless exploration and creation" fits quite nicely. So yeh, pull your head in

(Note: I'd love more story to give more tangible meaning to the survival mode)
 
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News Comments > Gabe Newell Interview
7. Re: Gabe Newell Interview May 15, 2011, 18:51 starmonkey
 
I was repeatedly banned from my regular TF2 server for "hacking".

Sounds like you're a big fish in a small pond. Find a server with a higher quality of opponent.

In a way you are griefing by playing on a noob server. You're also not growing your own skillset and I'd make an assumption that you'd get your ass handed to you at higher levels of play.

That assumption was based on my own experiences with CS beta. I used to think I was the bomb, playing on my ISP's server headshots all round, then I tried competetive play and it was a whole new world.
 
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News Comments > Penny Arcade Interview
2. Re: Penny Arcade Interview Apr 17, 2011, 00:55 starmonkey
 
Not sure that having a workaholic boss is that awesome to have  
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News Comments > Stardock on GameStop, Impulse, and Steam
62. Re: Stardock on GameStop, Impulse, and Steam Apr 7, 2011, 21:30 starmonkey
 
Main thing I like about Impulse - once you've installed a game, you don't need Impulse running to play itthe game. I like.

I have no issue with how I have Impulse setup, it's nice and minimalist.

Main issue is the game selection isn't as great as other channels. I have it installed because of GalCiv2 and Sins.

I usually get better deals on Steam.
 
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News Comments > BAFTA Winners
4. Re: BAFTA Winners Mar 17, 2011, 04:34 starmonkey
 
If Minecraft isn't in your list of awards somewhere, then you're not for real  
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