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Signed On May 23, 2007, 03:50
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News Comments > Ridge Racer Unbounded Demo
5. Re: Ridge Racer Unbounded Demo May 4, 2012, 13:39 MattyC
 
To be honest, I had no idea the RR series was still alive and kicking.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 26, 2012, 09:52 MattyC
 
Macs are far from malware/virus proof. That said, the Kaspersky is absurd. The security holes and quasi run-as-root that was Windows 10 years ago hasn't been present in OS X and isn't coming back. It is a stupid headline intended to grab views on pure absurdity.  
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News Comments > Linux Steam Plans Confirmed
46. Re: Linux Steam Plans Confirmed Apr 26, 2012, 09:45 MattyC
 
DNForever wrote on Apr 26, 2012, 08:19:
So what's the best linux? I might try it if I get bored this summer/if Windows 8 really sucks.


LittleMe wrote on Apr 26, 2012, 04:08:
DNForever wrote on Apr 25, 2012, 13:35:
Gaming is really the only reason most of us ever use Windows.

Speak for yourself Jack! Let's see... games, internet, documents, music, watching videos... yeah I use Windows for everything. I have no interest in fucking with Linux, but can kind of understand the appeal of a free system.

The things you mention can be done in Linux just fine. Gaming is where Linux really takes a back seat to windows. That is, games made by big developers run great in Windows and too often either don't work or take a lot of work to run in Wine.

Gaming is what is keeping Windows relevant for a lot of people, me included. They stand to lose a lot if they lose the PC gaming market. I applaud Valve for this Linux push.


Overall any disto will be workable for you now. This isn't like the late 90s - early 00s where many required voodoo and the promise of your first born child just to boot up. I haven't really been into Linux distros for a while now, but if you are new I would stick with something like Ubuntu. Windows 7 is fine for me. Plus I got sick of messing around with the driver hell that is Linux. If you are only putting it on a desktop with lots of standard stuff you should be fine though.
 
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News Comments > Linux Steam Plans Confirmed
6. Re: Linux Steam Plans Confirmed Apr 25, 2012, 10:57 MattyC
 
Jivaro wrote on Apr 25, 2012, 10:39:
Even if it's use is relatively small, even compared to Mac, I still think this a good idea. It gives developers, particularly indie developers, another platform with an easy distribution and sales method. It provides players with another potential platform, and I just don't see the "bad" in that.

I assume that is the motivation here. That is assuming this is more than just an iOS style 'chat and shop, no play' release (and it sounds like it is).
 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Specs
18. Re: Max Payne 3 Specs Apr 24, 2012, 00:09 MattyC
 
Am I the only one that thinks the CPU req is somewhat high end compared to the 2006-2007 era video card and RAM reqs?  
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Exclusive Level Follow-up
11. Re: Shadowrun Returns Exclusive Level Follow-up Apr 21, 2012, 13:12 MattyC
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 19, 2012, 23:03:
Ok so I played the SNES version, there was a Genesis version, and a Sega CD version also right? Of the SNES/Genesis version, which would you say is the best.

Both are good, but I greatly preferred the Genesis version. The Sega CD game was never released in English.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
135. Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 21, 2012, 13:07 MattyC
 
Not sure how so many players had trouble. I had been in the beta, I hadn't played in a while, but I hopped on. No issues. Though the character wipe had me give up quickly.  
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Exclusive Level Follow-up
5. Re: Shadowrun Returns Exclusive Level Follow-up Apr 19, 2012, 22:52 MattyC
 
RollinThundr wrote on Apr 19, 2012, 22:16:
nin wrote on Apr 19, 2012, 21:42:
Yeah, I think folks are kind of focusing on one small detail. As long as it's an awesome game (and now a second city!), I'll be totally happy.

While I was initially the most excited about Double Fine, I think the interest in this one and Wasteland has slightly surpassed it. But I can't wait to see all 3.

Really glad this one made it's funding, as it looks like it has a lot of promise.


I chipped in 60 on this one, Shadowrun is prolly my favorite genesis game of all time so it was a pretty easy decision.

I would just like to add that I too loved the Genesis Shadowrun. Such a great game for the era. Also a really neat universe (though I never really played the regular game).
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Beta Open to All Battle.net Accounts?
36. Re: Diablo III Beta Open to All Battle.net Accounts? Apr 18, 2012, 14:29 MattyC
 
Optional nickname wrote on Apr 18, 2012, 14:08:
This is nothing but starcraft skinned with wow heroes

... what? Stunned
 
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News Comments > etc, etc.
26. Re: etc, etc. Apr 17, 2012, 22:44 MattyC
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 11, 2012, 09:17:
Because that is not what happened, if people are stupid retards and give their money to childs play thinking that it'll effect the ending of ME3... well that is their problem. Fact is that any donated money is good money, and PA plays corporate shill here.

You can believe their statement of course, and then you can look at their "review" of ME and their statements regarding the ending. And maybe take a look how much money EA has given them ;p

Not that I know how much, but it'd be Interesting to know. Given that PA runs PAX

... If you think PA was payed for their coverage of ME3 you must either believe that ME3 devs will pay for ANY coverage (good or bad) or that they somehow think neutral coverage is positive and worth bribing for. I mean really go look at what PA said about ME3. Other than the demo coverage I would call it neutral at best. Basically just seems like the internet getting into edrama for the sake of edrama to me.
 
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News Comments > EverQuest F2P Stats
3. Re: EverQuest F2P Stats Apr 17, 2012, 22:41 MattyC
 
Crazy that EQ is still around. That said I still sometimes log into WoW if they give me free time so I guess I can't say anything. Even if it is just to catch up with 'e-friends'.  
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News Comments > etc, etc.
22. Re: etc, etc. Apr 10, 2012, 19:36 MattyC
 
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 01:30:
Crustacean Soup wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 01:22:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 9, 2012, 20:16:
Ever since Penny Arcade got all douche bag over the ME3 ending child's play donation thing I have removed that site from my feeds....

As someone who doesn't follow Penny Arcade drama, what was this about?

Apparently people were donating money to Child's Play thinking the money was going to go towards buying a new ending for Mass Effect 3:

http://tinyurl.com/86znmsy

... I don't get it. Why are people mad at PA over that?
 
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News Comments > Epic Making PC Exclusive Game
52. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 21:53 MattyC
 
ASeven wrote on Apr 8, 2012, 20:14:
Beamer wrote on Apr 8, 2012, 19:39:
That quote was from 2010.

That's the whole fucking point of the quote, to read how much of a hypocrites those cunts are and that people don't forget what Epic once said and will keep saying after the next consoles come out, no matter how short-lived they will be.

That only applies if you have a very short memory. Epic has done a lot of PC stuff, supported their products for a long time (even flops like the last Unreal Tourney), has included great editors and mod tools, and given out free mini expansion packs for their games. People want to throw a hissy fit about Gears, but sorry I remember a lot of other things they did.
 
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News Comments > Fallout Free on GOG.com
28. Re: Fallout Free on GOG.com<br> The original <b>Fallout</b> is being offered on <a href= Apr 6, 2012, 14:17 MattyC
 
Icewind wrote on Apr 6, 2012, 10:10:
MattyC wrote on Apr 6, 2012, 09:44:
Nepumuk wrote on Apr 6, 2012, 05:35:
I did not remember that many cave rats.

I didn't snag the GoG version, but I recently played though my original copy (in DOSbox, good luck getting that damn thing working in Windows) and I thought the same thing about the beginning. It is still a great game, but some nostalgia was ruined. 'It is door trim' or something like that was the other big &#3232;_&#3232; for me. I was just thinking 'Who thought to put this in? Did anyone ever want to see this?'. Seemed pretty obvious anyone who ever got that was trying to click on the door itself.

Odd. You have problems with the windows version of Fallout? I've installed it on 5 different rigs of mine, from Windows 95 to Windows vista ultimate x64 and have never had a problem.

Matter of fact, when it came out it was the first game that made me stop whining about how games didn't have DOS install options. After Diablo 1 ran so well in Win95, I installed the WIN95 executable of Fallout, saw it ran excellently, and never went back to DOS again.

Well, until DOSbox.

It would never install for me under Windows. Though I didn't put too much effort into fixing the problem. If a game has a DOS option and it gives me any trouble in Windows, to DOSbox it goes.
 
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News Comments > Fallout Free on GOG.com
23. Re: Fallout Free on GOG.com<br> The original <b>Fallout</b> is being offered on <a href= Apr 6, 2012, 09:44 MattyC
 
Nepumuk wrote on Apr 6, 2012, 05:35:
I did not remember that many cave rats.

I didn't snag the GoG version, but I recently played though my original copy (in DOSbox, good luck getting that damn thing working in Windows) and I thought the same thing about the beginning. It is still a great game, but some nostalgia was ruined. 'It is door trim' or something like that was the other big &#3232;_&#3232; for me. I was just thinking 'Who thought to put this in? Did anyone ever want to see this?'. Seemed pretty obvious anyone who ever got that was trying to click on the door itself.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter
27. Re: Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter Apr 4, 2012, 14:56 MattyC
 
Funkinator wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 14:53:
NKD wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 13:41:
Funkinator wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 13:30:
Anybody got concrete info on what 2d means?

Uh, did you ever play the Shadowrun game on SNES or Genesis? That's my guess.

Nope.

This? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5mg5EFK00k

That is the SNES version. It was fun, but I preferred the Genesis one. The two were very very different.

EDIT: To clarify they weren't ports of the same game. They were two totally different games that happened to share the same universe and name.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter
1. Re: Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter Apr 4, 2012, 10:51 MattyC
 
Possibly interesting. I never played the original 'game' game, but I did greatly enjoy the Genesis video game. Had a pretty interesting universe.  
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News Comments > Mists of Pandaria Beta Live
6. Re: Mists of Pandaria Beta Live Mar 22, 2012, 10:44 MattyC
 
nin wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 10:15:
With no NDA and so much of it being shown, I can't help but think they're doing everything they can to lure people back.

Based on what I have seen, I think they are doing a good job with it. I have no idea if all their promises will pan out, but they have said a lot of things that sound good in the panda pack. Transmog... whatever is also a nice touch. I raided at a very high level in vanilla, but have been getting more and more casual since. There was very little for me to do in early Cata, so I simply quit. I recently was brought back via the scroll of res program and I am having fun. More things to do, heroics that aren't 50+ minutes long (I don't mind difficulty, but if I am expected to farm something daily it can't be super long. I have work, real life stuff, and class) etc.

Not sure if I will even resub, much less get the MoP expansion, but they seem to have learned from the tedium that was Cata when I quit.
 
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News Comments > PC Binary Domain Next Month
17. Re: PC Binary Domain Next Month Mar 20, 2012, 09:40 MattyC
 
Joss wrote on Mar 19, 2012, 20:32:
I avoid third-person shooters like the plague. I've skipped over some popular titles for this singular reason. It's first-person or bust godamnit!

I will never understand this. I get liking one over the other and I get that in say.. a competitive enviornment one might always prefer one to the other, but in a single player game? Both views have pros and cons. You can see what your character is doing, equipment changes, and many other things.

Just seems silly to totally remove one viewpoint.

In unrelated news the description of the universe made me think of Final Fantasy VII
 
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News Comments > Godfather II & Create Multiplayer Support Ending
1. Re: Godfather II & Create Multiplayer Support Ending Mar 19, 2012, 09:54 MattyC
 
I don't play any of these games so it has no impact on me. Some are fairly recent, but others like Burnout Revenge had a pretty good run.  
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