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Signed On Feb 11, 2000, 18:02
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2014, 17:22 Atomic
 
Here is a great utility that does that for you.

http://www.gamesave-manager.com/

I keep about 8 or so games on my SSD that I'm currently playing, and keep the others on a 500GB HD. I'll move them across when I want to play them.
 
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News Comments > Valve Reddit Interview
3. Re: Valve Reddit Interview Mar 5, 2014, 10:09 Atomic
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 09:27:
Well that was a rather boring read. Newell's answers are (mostly) botlike. Got the jive that he would rather be doing anything else with his time...

Could be, or maybe he's just an introvert and socially uncomfortable.
 
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News Comments > THIEF Reviews
46. Re: THIEF Reviews Feb 24, 2014, 15:43 Atomic
 
Have these reviews been looking at the game on its own merits, or have they been looking to how it lived up to the "Thief" name?

That's two different perspectives, IMHO. If it's fun, I don't have to get butt hurt over lost nostalgia.
 
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News Comments > Metacritic Analysis
14. Re: Metacritic Analysis Jan 20, 2014, 16:14 Atomic
 
Spend less than $10 per game and reviews don't matter. Or $20, or whatever your "pocket change" threshold is. Take a shot, throw the dice, judge for yourself.  
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News Comments > Next Hitman Game Detailed
12. Re: Next Hitman Game Detailed Jan 16, 2014, 14:57 Atomic
 
harlock wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 13:03:
so i see a reason for some of these mechanics, not necessarily how they are implemented, but the basic principle is sound

I don't disagree with that, but my feeling while I was playing the game is that they were just trying to make it easier for me, because they know if I screw up, I have to replay the whole level again due to the asinine checkpoint system.

Unless you are sadist and enjoy doing the same things over and over again, that save system does not allow you to explore the levels or try different approaches, even though they have designed the levels to be explored and different approaches to be tried.

I enjoyed the game, but just barely, due primarily to that save system. I'm generally not a fan of checkpoint saves, and have quit many games before finishing because of them, but they can be done right. For example, I never felt frustrated or that I was not making progress in the latest Tomb Raider game.
 
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News Comments > "Stunning" Nitrous Engine Impressions
27. Re: Jan 9, 2014, 13:19 Atomic
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 9, 2014, 12:25:
Fly wrote on Jan 9, 2014, 10:25:
Something for the FPS fans out there and those wondering what Star Citizen (or some other games) could look like:

"Dream Engine"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LYpUw3Rx0c

Higher resolution & clarity version at Vaya's Vimeo page:
http://vimeo.com/43096888

That was impressive - particularly the Mustang in the desert. The water needs a lot of work though, way too viscous. I quite like what they've got going on in AC4 for water.

That Mustang in the desert really made me want to see an updated Interstate 76 game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 8, 2014, 10:47 Atomic
 
Anyone notice that the URL for the article states "How the US almost killed the internet"? Interesting editorial change, there.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 10, 2013, 12:33 Atomic
 
Creston wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 10:35:
I think my dad still has that modem somewhere, but I'll be buggered if I can remember that init string!

The best string was AT &F V1 &C1 &D2 X4 &K0 S11=50 S46=136 if you had a US Robotics Sportster 56K, but who didn't, right?
 
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News Comments > GOG.com's Money Back Guarantee
12. Re: GOG.com's Money Back Guarantee Dec 9, 2013, 13:37 Atomic
 
ViRGE wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 12:08:
nin wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 09:57:
So gog does it. Origin does it. Gabe? You over there? Time to keep up with the Jonses...

Seeing as how the very first thing Steam does (by default) is install a game you buy, there wouldn't be much of a point to such a policy.

Only if you click the Install button. I've bought many a game and not installed it right away.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Dec 4, 2013, 15:44 Atomic
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 12:56:
Yeah, don't wait for reviews or anything. Don't wait for a sale or anything. And now there's Steam sharing too. So much like you don't get to take a car off the lot for a few days or weeks then bring it back and ask for a refund you have options here too. So I don't see how this is anymore anti-consumer than most any other industry.

HoSpanky wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 13:13:
Tl;dr: stop blaming others for your poor decisions.

+1, both.

It has never occurred to me to return a game. I just don't spend money I can't afford to lose. I rarely spend more than $20 on a game, so if it sucks, shame on me for not making a better decision; lesson learned, move on.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
5. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 27, 2013, 14:38 Atomic
 
If you buy a GOTY edition that comes with all DLC, but already have the game and some of the DLC, can you gift the duplicates?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
97. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2013, 20:24 Atomic
 
So sorry for your loss, my condolences.

I second what someone else on here said; the best cure for the sadness seems to be to try and fill that void (though you never can completely) with a new life to love.

And speaking of love, hug your other pooch a lot in the coming days. They know of the lose too and sometimes take it harder than we do.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4(?) "Nuclear Winter" Teased
8. Re: Fallout 4(?) Nov 22, 2013, 11:48 Atomic
 
Can someone explain to me why a new game would be considered Fallout 4? Why is NV not counted as number 4?  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
36. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 5, 2013, 20:21 Atomic
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 5, 2013, 18:49:
He gets his philosophy from a dude who grew up in South Jamaica and went to college in Harlem. People feel the inherent need to steal.

That tells you nothing about people as a whole, but very much about the background of the person who said it.

I agree with you, but I also agree with his sentiment, but it was a crass characterization. I think a better way to put it would of been to say everyone would like something for nothing.
 
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News Comments > SOE: Twitter Abusers Can Be Banned from Games
4. Re: SOE: Twitter Abusers Can Be Banned from Games Sep 19, 2013, 13:01 Atomic
 
@Cutter - great points.

The discrimination one could be especially difficult if a banned individual was a member of a protected class. SOE could try to say they would have no way to know the real life age/gender/race/etc of a virtual person, but the burden of proof would be on them to show they did not know, and that is going to be a tough thing for them to prove.
 
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News Comments > SOE: Twitter Abusers Can Be Banned from Games
3. Re: SOE: Twitter Abusers Can Be Banned from Games Sep 19, 2013, 12:55 Atomic
 
The gamer in me yells "Yay!" because griefers suck, but the libertarian in me is gravely concerned about some moral authority deciding what they consider "offensive and anti-social" for me. Will that at some point include scathing reviews or criticism of the company's products? What would they do to an activist who organizes a boycott of the company due to said company taking a particular political stance? It's a worrisome slippery slope.

The answer, to me, are to create community based tools to enable community based policing of this type of thing.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed Sep 6, 2013, 15:36 Atomic
 
Too much talk here about the comic. This isn't about the comic, which in context was a pretty good scathing commentary on the lack of morality in video games. This is about their childish and continued insipid response to being criticized.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Sep 6, 2013, 11:21 Atomic
 
It really is time for these guys to grow up. They've built a whole business and culture around sophomoric behavior, in an effort to draw like-minded individuals to look up to them and make them feel good about themselves. It's kind of sad, really.  
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News Comments > Steve Ballmer to Retire
27. Re: Steve Ballmer to Retire Aug 23, 2013, 14:43 Atomic
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 12:39:
You can add a few more items to that "not so much" list like Windows tablet, Office ...

Office? Sorry, that must of come from personal opinion about the product because Office is ubiquitous in the Enterprise, so hardly a "not so much". There is not a even a close number two.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online to Use Subscriptions
30. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online to Use Subscriptions Aug 21, 2013, 13:49 Atomic
 
I can't fathom playing an Elder Scrolls game I cannot mod, let alone one I have to pay a subscription to play. Pass.  
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