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Signed On May 10, 2008, 04:00
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: Chrome Feb 21, 2011, 09:42 Nucas
 
LemonJoose wrote on Feb 21, 2011, 02:27:
Both Google and Apple should just give up on web browsers. Neither of them can beat Firefox (let alone IE) for market share, despite the fact that they give their browsers away for free. They been trying for years, but nobody gives a crap. Firefox serves the needs of anyone who doesn't like IE.
it also consistently manages to be the least secure browser on the planet.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Google May Kill Chrome URL Bar. Feb 20, 2011, 21:52 Nucas
 
i honestly hate google chrome, i find it to be so minimalistic that it circles back into just being obtuse.

i'm one of like five people using opera, have been for years. i've always found it to strike the ideal balance between usable space and intuitive function. and, as usual, it paves the way for the other companies to march behind. tabbed browsing, mouse gestures and on and on.. i think most people think firefox "invented" these things.
 
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News Comments > Battle: Los Angeles Game Plans?
2. Re: Battle: Los Angeles Game Plans? Feb 20, 2011, 21:13 Nucas
 
not a terrible pedigree for a movie game, i actually liked time shift. should have been much better (i remember when the main character was supposed to be voiced by dennis quaid).

still, if the avatar and matrix games couldn't be good, even with active developer support from the movies' directors i don't know if anything can be. chronicles of riddick is firmly in the realm of "statistical anomaly".
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Interview
27. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Interview Jan 22, 2011, 06:57 Nucas
 
Acleacius wrote on Jan 22, 2011, 03:06:
Nothing these guys can do for REAL PC gaming. They would have to expose m$ and their most likely illegal trade practices. m$ have continually undermined the whole gaming industry in an attempt to make a substandard platform a priority development over more sophisticated and superior PC systems.

you're talking like this is some centralized conspiracy orchestrated by one company, that's just delusional.

it all comes down to the bottom line. publishers (and most developers, i would wager) are happy with the status quo. the effort, the time and money investment with developing art assets, and so on. just the other day i read some interview of some bigwig with thq (i may even have found it here on blues) basically saying "new hardware? no thanks!" because development cost will go up. that's capitalism.

the pc is so tightly tied to the console hardware cycle, i havn't had to upgrade my video card for probably 2 years now, and i play everything maxed the fuck out. it's no one company's fault, certainly not microsoft.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Obama administration moves forward with unique internet ID for all Americans. T Jan 10, 2011, 22:11 Nucas
 
LittleMe wrote on Jan 10, 2011, 21:44:
You are all sheep. It's the fluoride in your drinking water making you easy to control.
why contain it? it's cool.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 24, 2010, 01:38 Nucas
 
the republican party represents corporate self interest; fox news convinces the public their interests are actually served by voting in favor of actions that serve those ends, often at public expense. it's a beautiful cycle of corruption. see: inbred 'conservatives' making less than 20,000 dollars who live in trailers voting against "obamacare".  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2010, 22:30 Nucas
 
i'm honestly surprised anyone here actually liked stargate universe, i thought it was garbage and apparently the viewership agreed. the writers didn't want to write stargate anymore, they wanted to write some fucking stupid soap opera with a popular franchise as a backdrop.

i used to get away with watching sg1 or atlantis with my roommates but when i watched the series premier of universe it was so embarrassing i had to turn it off and apologize.

they canceled atlantis, a good show with a proven track record, so they could fund universe and destroy the brand. bravo.

i remember five years ago scifi had the power trio - sg1, atlantis and battlestar galactica. now they have ghost hunters and wrestling.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Announced
17. Re: Mass Effect 3 Announced Dec 12, 2010, 21:01 Nucas
 
Bumpy wrote on Dec 12, 2010, 17:13:
I suppose its too much wishful thinking that this will be an open world game taking place on several different planets? Thought so.
very first 60 second cg promo trailer is released a year out guys! let's all assume the very worst!
WHOA WHO GOT HALO IN MY MASS EFFECT??!

jesus christ, what a load of god damn blubbering over nothing. the series has gotten better with each game, i expect more of the same.
 
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News Comments > No PC Dead Space 2 Demo
22. Re: No PC Dead Space 2 Demo Dec 9, 2010, 03:25 Nucas
 
spindoctor wrote on Dec 9, 2010, 02:59:
Pleasing the crybabies/whiners/elitists/PC gamers is not only harder than rocket science, it is basically impossible and more to the point, it's an absolute waste of time to even try.

your signature was actually on my mind when i read the comments here initially.
 
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News Comments > No PC Dead Space 2 Demo
18. Re: No PC Dead Space 2 Demo Dec 9, 2010, 00:50 Nucas
 
well, that's a pleasant surprise for me. last i'd heard news on dead space 2 it was that there was no pc sku planned so i started tuning it out, that was quite a while ago.

why all the venom for dead space 2? the first one was a competent port and there's no rumblings of any odious drm.

is it really because there's no demo? i would have thought people interested in this sequel would know what they're getting into from the first one.

some people here just sound like they're not happy if they aren't pissed off all the time.
 
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News Comments > EA on Mirror's Edge
13. Re: EA on Mirror's Edge Nov 30, 2010, 11:54 Nucas
 
i thought mirror's edge was flawless, beginning to end. i even liked the slow parts, like the climbing up the atrium, just because i thought it was interesting (i guess they were trying to emphasize what someone with this skillset would be capable of besides just speed, at least that's what i took away from it)

it makes me feel weird when i hear developers or suits harping on about a game's perceived shortcomings when i didn't personally feel like it had any of them. it sounds like pandering.

i can agree with complaints about the narrative, though. derivative garbage. wouldn't have been so bad if it didn't make a point of taking itself so seriously.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 23, 2010, 23:05 Nucas
 
i've never had antivirus software running on my system. the most extreme i've ever gotten was running firewall software to micromanage ports, which i now do with my router anyway.

my protection system is quite comprehensive:
don't do anything stupid.
keep an eye on the running process list and it's tally once or twice a week (from a fresh install of windows to my regular software, the tally is always 30)
use opera since 2002, the most unpopular browser on the planet.
check windows update once a month.

wow! amazing! i do periodically scan (we're talking like once a year) my system and have never found anything remiss. i also format once a year or two just out of habit. also, fuck norton.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Nov 18, 2010, 16:18 Nucas
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 18, 2010, 15:49:
OK, most games don't have "good" writing. The only game I've ever completed for story's sake alone was Dreamfall.
and then it ends with a fucking terrible cliffhanger. excellent writing 101.

i did love that game, but that was infuriating.
 
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News Comments > Plague of Heroes: Point of Orifice Announced
2. Re: Plague of Heroes: Point of Orifice Announced Nov 18, 2010, 13:01 Nucas
 
it's stephen colbert's next book title.  
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News Comments > PC Fable 3 Not Dead
7. Re: PC Fable 3 Not Dead Nov 17, 2010, 22:23 Nucas
 
time for microsoft to announce another "recommitment to pc gaming", it's been a few months since the last one.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 17, 2010, 01:18 Nucas
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 16, 2010, 21:05:
Please can you use quotation marks around "analyst" if it refers to Pachter. Sadly enough I predicted it would be him when I heard such a ridiculous claim.
clearly, you should be a wedbush morgan analyst! your skills place you in austere company.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 17, 2010, 01:13 Nucas
 
was michael pachter actually right about something big at some point in the past? i'm just curious why anyone gives a shit about someone who is so consistently wrong.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 13, 2010, 17:45 Nucas
 
Dr. D. Schreber wrote on Nov 12, 2010, 23:08:
I still think it's funny we're bitching about sixty dollar games when they'd be $150 by now if they actually followed the inflation curve like everything else.

just like everything else, including the average hourly wage, right? that's tripled in the last 20 years, right?
 
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News Comments > Stargate Games Returned to Cheyenne
2. Re: Stargate Games Returned to Cheyenne Nov 10, 2010, 16:39 Nucas
 
nearly 13 years on and still no one has managed to release a single good goddamn game based on this property?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 11, 2010, 21:06 Nucas
 
i havn't seen anything about charges or fines for langdell. as of now it just seems he has to stop extorting. what about the profits he's already gained?  
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