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Nickname Aero
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Description Just some guy.
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Signed On Jun 16, 2007, 02:48
Total Comments 766 (Graduate)
User ID 40534
 
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News Comments > Gaikai Demonstration Movie
2. Re: Gaikai Demonstration Movie Jul 1, 2009, 14:28 Aero
 
When this sort of thing matures, the thin client approach will probably have more benefits than drawbacks. Imagine never having to spend $800 on upgrades every year or so, or dealing with compatibility and setups--even just tweaking everything and finding the optimal settings for your computer. Game technology would improve without us having to do anything and the companies could compete on what sort of hardware they have, rather than fitting their games to what we have. It would also eliminate the distinctions between different platforms.

However, and this is a really big however, what will happen to the small developers when they need a half-million dollars worth of hardware, or much, much more, or to pay to huge rent time on these sorts of setups just so that people can play their games. Maybe it will be sorted out somehow, but the above mentioned elimination of platforms might really make them aim for the lowest common denominator.

Anyways, it will be interesting. The trade offs are pretty severe either way.

edit: Oh, and I don't care for the renting/subscribing thing either. The whole price thing will probably end up really complicated, and they won't be running their servers forever so games would just disappear entirely eventually. No more playing your old favorites.

So yeah, maybe it will suck, but I'd have to see how it really works out to know for sure.

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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
5. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Jun 30, 2009, 15:35 Aero
 
For me, I would love to see a Western game in line and open like Oblivion or Fallout, even Stalker. More survival, more serious, a lean more towards a sim such as hunting for food, fight against the land, natives, bandits, have a horse, watch animals. I know, maybe sounds gay, but the sense of accomplishment from gettig to one place or another would be better.

Gun actually had a number of those things, though not in a really productive way and not like Stalker or Fallout.
 
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News Comments > Firefox 3.5
4. Re: Firefox 3.5 Jun 30, 2009, 12:56 Aero
 
Current plugin compatibility? If not, I'll stick with 3 until proper versions of NoScript and AdBlock are available.

I suppose it might be worth a try though.

ed: NM, I see they probably work.

Seems nice.

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News Comments > Street Fighter IV PC Next Week
11. Re: Street Fighter IV PC Next Week Jun 29, 2009, 21:04 Aero
 
Wow. Dunno how the demo passed me by, but it annihilated all of my concerns.

Fantastic port. Pegged at the refresh, vsync on, everything maxed on a relatively mid-range gaming PC (E8400, 9800GTX). Couldn't ask for any more.

Looks like the recommended specs are right on the money actually which is a rarity and highly commendable. That would probably run it no problem at a consistent 60fps with optimally high settings (any more than 8xAA is probably an overkill really) save possibly at ridiculous resolutions.

Very well done. I still doubt I will, but there's no real reason not to pre-order this one. I'm stoked.
 
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News Comments > Street Fighter IV PC Next Week
2. Re: Street Fighter IV PC Next Week Jun 29, 2009, 14:26 Aero
 
Nice. Not owning a console I've been looking forward to this one for a long time. The Street Fighter games are part of my gaming DNA.

Naturally, I don't pre-order games as a rule, but this one is probably as sure a bet as they come. I just hope there aren't any stupid limitations like no AA (worryingly likely) or substandard PC optimizations. Not that it would stop me from buying it, provided it isn't unplayable (fighters require high framerates), it would just be a big disappointment. So no pre-order here, but probably a guaranteed stop at the game shop Tuesday during lunch break.

I'm stoked.

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News Comments > Mortal Kombat Film Lawsuit
2. Re: Mortal Kombat Film Lawsuit Jun 25, 2009, 20:14 Aero
 
Wow. Just, wow. I'm speechless.
 
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
3. Re: Evening Screenshots Jun 23, 2009, 20:54 Aero
 
I still have hope that it will be a cool game. I just think the Max Payne thing doesn't necessarily fit.  
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News Comments > Valve Adds Novint Falcon Support
8. Re: Valve Adds Novint Falcon Support Jun 23, 2009, 20:53 Aero
 
I think they're missing out on a huge potential market by not putting a nipple on it and selling it as a porn peripheral(buy two get 25% off!).  
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
1. Re: Evening Screenshots Jun 23, 2009, 18:29 Aero
 
Really does seem like Max Payne in name only. Pretty screenshots anyways, though I do smell some photoshop going on.  
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News Comments > Warner Closing in on Codemasters?
3. Re: Warner Closing in on Codemasters? Jun 23, 2009, 14:36 Aero
 
I'm interested in their 2010 F1 game, but we'll have to see what happens with that. They're probably shitting bricks over FIA/FOTA thing now that however many millions they spent on the license may potentially not include Ferrari, McLaren, Renault, etc. and all of the recognizable drivers, meaning it would be near worthless. I don't think it would actually happen, but that would be a huge hit and I wouldn't be surprised, particularly if this Warner thing happens, that they might cut their losses and drop it. Lord knows how much that F1 license cost them. Might be a escape clause in the contract or something.

 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Details
14. Re: Max Payne 3 Details Jun 17, 2009, 13:59 Aero
 
Ugh. The RAGE thing is very disappointing. I guess I'll just have to look forward to playing it at 1024x768 with no AA and all of the details set to low. Maybe some of that bloom garbage to lighten the mood. I could always drop a few grand on hardware so that I could play it on medium I guess.

Maybe they've sorted some stuff out though.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Ghostbusters
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Ghostbusters Jun 16, 2009, 10:11 Aero
 
Ack. So conflicted. I'm hardly interested in the game itself, though maybe it's good, I just interested in the dialog and script. I'd be fine if someone just recorded themselves playing through it and posted it on Youtube honestly.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Jun 12, 2009, 18:55 Aero
 
Wouldn't know yet, one review I read said 20, but I suspect that's if you do all of the side missions and everything. I'm willing to bet I'll be sick of the gameplay after 10 hours anyway though. As much fun as I'm having with it, there isn't a whole lot of variety or depth to it.

Good stuff though. I've spent $50 on a lot less. $40 would be better.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Jun 12, 2009, 16:24 Aero
 
It certainly does show sacrifices to fit within the consoles' tiny memory. The buildings could use more variation and just geometry in general. The characters look pretty good and the animations are well done though.

Though it's a shame we have to lower ourselves to the console level, it does seem to have it where it counts. I've been having a whole lot of fun, and I've never played a game like this before. I suspect it will get pretty old after not too long, but I feel as though I'll certainly get my money's worth.

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jun 12, 2009, 13:31 Aero
 
All the Prototype reviews complain about the draw distance, but I didn't really notice this at all. Is that limited to the console versions?

It's possible all of the body parts flying around were obstructing my view though.

I really don't like when the reviewer plays it on one system but the review is meant to cover the game on every system. From looking at Gamerankings, it's clear that sometimes the same game can be great on one system but poor on others. It makes them difficult to read. Why would I care about them complaining about difficulty controlling it on an Xbox pad? I'm using a mouse dammit.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jun 11, 2009, 19:52 Aero
 
Prototype seems to be getting pretty mixed reviews, but mostly weighted towards the high end--it's always a little confusing when some reviews are in the sevens and others in the nines. I'll have to pick this one up soon. I don't really know that the gameplay is my kind of thing, but having never played any of the Hulk games or anything, I think it's worth a shot.


 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Details?
9. Re: Max Payne 3 Details? Jun 10, 2009, 22:33 Aero
 
Excellent news. The day-night cycle thing seems to hint at open-world style play. That would be interesting. It would be a big departure, but it would be interesting.

I like cover systems personally, but they have to be done well, and most of them aren't. Mass Effect's was terrible, Gears of War's was decent enough. It needs to fit in so it's almost like a Tony Hawk style shooter, where if you get your timing and flow right you can do some really cool, fluid 'action star' moves--diving and rolling from cover to cover, vaulting over crap, and those sorts of things. Since the previous Max Payne games were definitely approaching from that direction, a cover system would fit in great. I suspect if anyone could pull it off, it's these guys.

Stoked. I think Sao Paulo would make an excellent film-noir setting. Sao Paolo has a lot of flavor, has a rather serious crime problem with very violent gang warfare, and is generally a good location for a dark, gritty atmosphere. It could work. Better than Los Angeles certainly, which was the setting for The Big Sleep, my favorite noir film (Lauren Bacall is so hot it hurts).
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor Patches
2. Re: Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor Patches Jun 10, 2009, 20:53 Aero
 
1.00 --> 1.40
http://cohpatch.relic.com/relic/coh/retail/EN_100_140_Patch.exe.torrent

1.40 --> 2.101
http://cohpatch.relic.com/relic/coh/retail/EN_140_2101_Patch.exe.torrent

2.101 --> 2.201
http://cohpatch.relic.com/relic/coh/retail/EN_2101_2201_Patch.exe.torrent

2.201 --> 2.202
http://cohpatch.relic.com/relic/coh/retail/EN_2201_2202_Patch.exe.torrent

2.202 --> 2.300
http://cohpatch.relic.com/relic/coh/retail/EN_2202_2300_Patch.exe.torrent

2.300 --> 2.301
http://cohpatch.relic.com/relic/coh/retail/EN_2300_2301_Patch.exe.torrent

2.301 --> 2.400
http://cohpatch.relic.com/relic/coh/retail/EN_2301_2400_Patch.exe.torrent

2.400 --> 2.500
http://cohpatch.relic.com/relic/coh/retail/EN_2400_2500_Patch.exe.torrent

2.500 --> 2.501
http://cohpatch.relic.com/relic/coh/retail/EN_2500_2501_Patch.exe.torrent

2.501 --> 2.502
http://cohpatch.relic.com/relic/coh/retail/EN_2501_2502_Patch.exe.torrent

2.502 --> 2.600 (whew!)
http://cohpatch.relic.com/relic/coh/retail/EN_2502_2600_Patch.exe.torrent

The shortest route down the yellow brick road to 2.600 for COH 1.0 owners. It's possible I missed something. No guarantees. In my earlier bitchings I missed the 1.4 to 2.101, which shaves off a significant amount of tedium. Still leaves a lot, but hell, at least it's something.

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News Comments > Company of Heroes Patch Today
12. Re: Company of Heroes Patch Today Jun 10, 2009, 17:37 Aero
 
Torrent Heaven. Don't use the auto updater. It's a POS. And Relic, How about a 1.0->2.6 all inclusive patch...?

Thanks. I appreciate it.


Anyone from Relic reading? If so, are you guys fucking nuts, dim-witted, or just lazy?

I suppose in retrospect I shouldn't have bought the retail copy. Yet more mud in the eye, the store had no DVD versions so I have to install from five CDs.
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes Patch Today
6. Re: Company of Heroes Patch Today Jun 10, 2009, 15:51 Aero
 
Ugh(again).

So, if I want to start from 1.0, I have to do 1.0 -> 1.4 -> 1.5 -> 1.51 -> 1.60 -> 1.61 -> 1.70 -> 1.71 -> 2.1.0.1 -> 2.2.0.1 -> 2.2.0.3 -> 2.2...

Fuck it. That was taking too long to figure out. Anyways, there's about five or six more.

Okay, Okay, I get the point: buy the latest expansion. No chance. It's a great game, but if this is how they work things, they're obviously hopeless. (I also can't figure out how to turn the damn sound off on their webpage.

It's a real shame.

Is anyone aware of a torrent or something that includes all the necessary patches? Am I missing some big 1.0 to whatever update, or at least something that allows me to skip a few of those?

Maybe the autoupdate at least kind of works so I might get lucky? All of these patches make me want to load it up again and see what's different.

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