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Signed On Jan 2, 2011, 16:34
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News Comments > Playable Female Characters in Aliens: Colonial Marines
48. Re: Playable Female Characters in Aliens: Colonial Marines Sep 4, 2012, 09:39 MisterBenn
 
Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen! (I arrived late and the best quotes were already taken)

Oh, and I hope they test this game properly, I want a stand up fight, not another bug hunt!!!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2012, 00:13 MisterBenn
 
Woof, growl..... LeChuck!

That bridge simulator game did look like a lot of fun, if it was played with multiple simultaneous teams it would be amazing. You'd want to play with RL friends though, annoying or over serious teammates would ruin it!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 31, 2012, 00:38 MisterBenn
 
Yes I love it!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2012, 17:57 MisterBenn
 
robdot wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 14:35:
it is completely impossible for any car made, for the engine to overpower the brakes. this has been proven over and over. it cant be done. its always operator error.

I had this exact problem (accelerator stuck) a month after passing my test while growing up. I was in a Golf at the time driving down country lanes in Devon, doing like 50 or 60 mph. After panicking for a bit and catching the car up in front, I tried putting it in neutral but thought it might damage the engine to rev like that. I put it back in gear then discovered that yes, the brakes were far stronger. It's definitely reasonable to expect an experienced driver to work out what to do.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 12, 2012, 22:38 MisterBenn
 
I recall Duke Nukem head to head back at university, using BNC cables that we threaded along with the electric cables between our two rooms. I remember on the first level barricading myself in that room with the pinball machine and defending it with pipe bombs... and blowing up my mate again and again until he came to visit me exasperated and angry. Good times!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 6, 2012, 21:19 MisterBenn
 
Surely cloud computing benefits the software publisher more than anyone else, isn't it mainly just a method of control to host everything and just grant access? Home consumers don't have processing needs so vast that they require remote processing and remote logins. Home entertainment is dependent on rich media and a good response time, why would you host or operate these things remotely? Computing power is cheap, network bandwidth is metered, why would you not run everyday software apps at home?

Are there any benefits to the consumer? Above the "remote storage of some data" that you sometimes get masquerading as a cloud currently.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
9. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 6, 2012, 21:02 MisterBenn
 
They'll definitely try it on, I'd bet anything on it. They might have a tougher time though because it feels like there is more resistance to Win8 than there was with Vista before its launch. The concept of consolitis is well known and the prospect of having your actual OS designed with the multiplatform market in mind is pretty offputting.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Jul 29, 2012, 17:52 MisterBenn
 
That article is horse shit. It's well known that most review sites have a professional cooperation with publishers and perform a marketing function for them. There are no doubt some people trying to do the right thing but they are outnumbered so you can't trust anything at face value. Nothing's a bigger problem than that.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Wizard Bug Fix; Barbarian Bug Found?
12. Re: Diablo III Wizard Bug Fix; Barbarian Bug Found? Jul 24, 2012, 13:14 MisterBenn
 
Bloody hell I just looked inside the D3 general forum for the first time. There is a tidal wave of dissatisfaction in there! I know only the people who feel strongly tend to post but that was still pretty overwhelming.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
34. Re: Last day? Jul 22, 2012, 20:10 MisterBenn
 
reisub wrote on Jul 22, 2012, 18:27:
I can beat that:

Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb - 49p.

Nice work, I've been out-thrifted!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
24. Re: Last day? Jul 22, 2012, 18:25 MisterBenn
 
My "list":

Galactic Civilizations II Ultimate
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Grand total: 3.24 !!!

I played GalCiv2 years ago and was a little underwhelmed but I love 4x and don't really have a space one on the go at the moment so this is a real bargain with the expansions.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2012, 21:45 MisterBenn
 
Damn it those Curry's adverts here are still screwing my browser and no other ads have shown for a couple of days. I've put BN back on adblock for the moment so that I can actually use it...  
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Jul 18, 2012, 11:27 MisterBenn
 
I swore by Metacritic ten years ago but hasn't it passed it's usefulness now? It occurred to me a while back that it had been at least a year since I had even gone there, and I'd still happily bought new games without getting burned. If you have specific experience that a review site is trustworthy then by all means go there and listen. Going to a review aggregator cannot help because the majority of review sites are an extension of game marketing and they are all included. User review scores are equally useless, there is no standard and the amount of people posting honest reviews without an ulterior motive are swamped by those that do.

I'd like someone to make a metametacritic site where it scrapes the metacritic scores, you log in and maintain a list of what review sources you trust and it gives you a personalised summary of those reviews!

Isn't it easier to just watch all you can on YouTube, avoid preordering unless you specifically want to show loyalty, and just go somewhere like this site and ask people about the specific things you want to know? It's been working amazingly well for me so far.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 17, 2012, 22:52 MisterBenn
 
Is anyone having trouble with the "Curry's Knowhow" adverts on this site? They make both my cores stick at 100% and I can barely scroll the page. I am on Firefox 14 on Windows 7 x64, and have never had this trouble. The top, top right and sidebar adverts were all Curry's at once, and the Flash player pluging saturated both CPUs and was consuming about 75Mb memory. I killed the player but when I came here to post all 3 ads reappeared on the new page and the same problem repeated. Not that I trust Adobe Flash player 100% at all but I've not had something like this before...

Edit: I tried again, also no other adverts rotate in at the moment, it's just Curry's! It's also not a bug, if I don't kill the ads and navigate away the resource usage returns to normal. The ads simply consume that much PC it seems. This is my main gaming PC and the ads slow down the loading of the page a lot and allow me about a screen update every 3 seconds when I try to scroll.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Game Limits Returning
54. Re: Diablo III Game Limits Returning Jul 17, 2012, 19:17 MisterBenn
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 18:32:
I think EA should buy Blizzard/Activision so I can hate them properly.

Can you imagine? All that concentrated hate in one place - I think EA would collapse in on itself and rip a hole in the universe.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 17, 2012, 18:08 MisterBenn
 
I find this story very believable. I worked in contract data warehousing for years in London and it was totally unregulated. Ideally you would have a good CV and references but half the time the projects I worked on were asking for such a specific permutation of skills (specific business area, specific database, specific toolset, specific OS etc) that they would take a chance on the most promising people based upon a good skill match and an interview that went well. Everyone got six figures, and the worst that could ever happen to someone for incompetence would be to not be renewed at the end of three months.

The work I did personally required being on client site so I can't relate to that bit in the article but I did meet a guy who hired someone cheap to work on his contract for him and pocket the difference. Also the frequent travel is accurate, you always go where the work is and swap one group of work mates for another at the drop of a hat. This specific chap suddenly leaving of his own accord seems like a specific quirk to him but the month to month transient nature of the work definitely made some people dysfunctional in the long term. I met more than one guy who worked abroad all the time and barely saw their wife for like 25 years, and several guys who lived double lives. They would have the family life at home but live away in hotels during the week, hitting the town big time in the evenings. They'd normally work hard but have massive nights out drinking, taking drugs and routinely cheating on their wives...
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Game Limits Returning
31. Re: Diablo III Game Limits Returning Jul 17, 2012, 14:53 MisterBenn
 
I'm completely satisfied that I stayed away from this one, from all I've read the cash cow and online only design choices definitely have constricted the fun to be had.

My question is though, if you could strip away those negative surrounding features like the online only restriction and the prevalence of the auction house and strip the game down to purely the gameplay... is it actually noticably better than previous dungeon crawler games? Diablo 2, Torchlight, Titan Quest, Dungeon Siege etc? How does the action compare, are the character builds interesting, what's the long term appeal like? From the vids I've watched it reminds me of Starcraft 2, mainly an update to modern technology and production levels but largely the same game we've played before. Is this the case with Diablo 3?
 
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News Comments > Total War: Rome II Announced
26. Re: Total War: Rome II Announced Jul 3, 2012, 00:27 MisterBenn
 
Yeah, this is amazing news, Rome was my favourite setting for Total War by a long shot. I really hope the open world capaign will still be there with the whole choice of nations to be... it was great to play as the backward nation of hillfaring spearmen and ignore all the world's politics as you concentrate on fucking up your hated neighbours from the next set of hills.

Strangely, the trailer reminded me of real actor trailers of the past like Command and Conquer! Oh and it was nice of the dog from Skyrim to make a cameo
 
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News Comments > Diablo III RMAH Issues
26. Re: Diablo III RMAH Issues Jun 30, 2012, 23:33 MisterBenn
 
... then the mask was removed and it turned out that Blizzard had been the Prime Evil all along. The end!  
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News Comments > Source Filmmaker Announced; Meet the Pyro Released
23. Re: Source Filmmaker Announced; Meet the Pyro Released Jun 27, 2012, 20:46 MisterBenn
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 15:44:
Frijoles wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 15:41:
If HL3 does come out, I'm wondering if they'll be making movies. Seeing Gordon and Alyx in a cinematic. *swoon*

Corrected.

Given enough time, the chance of any decent game getting a sequel approaches certainty. They know they've got that one in the locker when they need to pull a guaranteed bestseller out...
 
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