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Nickname Grokk
Email grokk@thehouseofgrokk.com
ICQ 36449305
Description I play Games, manage unix servers and write programs.
Homepage http://www.thehouseofgrokk.com
Signed On Aug 13, 2000, 23:56
Total Comments 249 (Novice)
User ID 6672
 
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News Comments > No New Assassin's Creed This Year
2. Re: No New Assassin's Creed This Year Feb 11, 2016, 20:03 Grokk
 
Well at least we'll have a new CoD to play in the mean time.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
29. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 7, 2016, 21:07 Grokk
 
I picked it up yesterday and played for a while last night.

My squads got brutalised every way imaginable.
In one mission, I had to evac a scientist. I discovered the hard way that you lose anyone that isn't in the evac zone when the timer is at 1.
I seemed to be losing a soldier in each mission, and having another holed up in the hospital for the next 3-4 weeks. At like my 4th or 5th mission, I was back to using all rookies again.

The last mission I played last night involved an unfortunate incident late in the mission, with a lizard thing and two stabby dudes. 1 soldier incapped, 1 unconscious and a 3rd panicked. My poor sniper tried his best, but to no avail.

Game over man. Game over.

I'm going to start a fresh game tonight, now that I know a little more about what is going on.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Mods with Launch
5. Re: XCOM 2 Mods with Launch Jan 21, 2016, 23:28 Grokk
 
I'm currently banging away trying to get through the EW campaign in normal mode. I haven't even had a chance to start a game with the Long War mod.

At two weeks until release, I'm not going to be even close to finishing.

I'll definitely grab a copy of X-COM2, but most likely it'll be when it goes on sale.
 
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News Comments > EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions
7. Re: EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions Jan 12, 2016, 21:26 Grokk
 
Apparently not available in AU. Is there a complete list of titles somewhere that isn't geo-blocked?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Jan 10, 2016, 19:26 Grokk
 
I'm blown away that GTA:V is still near or even top of this list.

I would love to know how many copies of each game these sold in the last week though.
 
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News Comments > Red5 Misses Payroll
3. Re: Red5 Misses Payroll Dec 28, 2015, 19:30 Grokk
 
Slashman wrote on Dec 28, 2015, 18:23:
That is seriously shitty.

You're telling me the management didn't see this coming?

If you're that deep in the hole, it might be time to shut up shop.

My thoughts exactly.
Hopefully the staff were at least informed that payroll would be missed, though I don't see why they couldn't be given a partial pay or something at least.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support
33. Re: Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support Dec 7, 2015, 19:10 Grokk
 
NetHead wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 18:28:
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So many people got angry at Bethesda (and rightfully so) with that last mod monetisation thing when Steam/Valve is the one they should be watching.
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Horse Armor.

 
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Screenshots
16. Re: System Shock Remake Screenshots Nov 26, 2015, 20:25 Grokk
 
I played the original System Shock and adored it at the time. For me, there wasn't much that even came close to what this game provided.

SS2 on the other hand, just didn't quite get me sucked in.
I enjoyed it for the most part, but it still remains one of those games that I never finished.
I think this is in part because there were many other games around when it was released that offered a similar experience.

Either way, I'll probably pick this remake up and have a hack at it.
 
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News Comments > Green Man Gaming Top Five
1. Re: Green Man Gaming Top Five Nov 23, 2015, 20:42 Grokk
 
I wonder if the steam top10 includes keys purchased elsewhere?

Given that GMG sells steam keys, some of those could possibly be counted twice.
Not that it really makes any difference to me though.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Bot Maker
6. Re: Blizzard Sues Bot Maker Nov 11, 2015, 21:46 Grokk
 
I have to admit, I do sort of like that they are going after the source of the problem, rather than just blocking the functionality of the bots, or banning the accounts.

However, banning accounts works mostly in Blizzards favour, since the offender will most likely purchase the product again.

It does seem like the bot makers are getting better though, possibly to the point where Blizzard is now unable to detect the bots and is forced to shut down the operation instead.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Popular
14. Re: Fallout 4 Popular Nov 10, 2015, 23:26 Grokk
 
I've caved.

Just picked it up on GMG with 20% off voucher. FALLOU-T20PER-CNTOFF
Also got the season pass, with 20% off as well using SAVE20-NOVEMB-GAMING

Only decided to get it this way because I could use bitcoin to pay for it.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 8, 2015, 20:30 Grokk
 
PuTTY is one of my top 3 used programs at work.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Launch Trailer
55. Re: Fallout 4 Launch Trailer Nov 5, 2015, 20:28 Grokk
 

Well that video did NOT convince me at all to buy this game.
The character models look no different than the previous games, and in some spots I think they looked worse.
Hopefully the PC version will be much better, but at this point, I'm waiting for some let's plays on youtube to see how it looks. Otherwise, it'll be up to the modders to fix game as usual which is nothing short of pathetic on Bethesda's behalf.

To be honest, I'd love for someone to do fallout in the old isometric view again. Perhaps as a total conversion on wasteland 2. Because honestly, I'd buy that in a second.
 
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News Comments > On Fallout 4's Graphics
12. Re: On Fallout 4's Graphics Nov 4, 2015, 21:04 Grokk
 
They don't even need to write a new engine, they bought a fucking engine development company a few years back.  
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News Comments > Steam Item Stores
8. Re: Steam Item Stores Nov 4, 2015, 20:53 Grokk
 
KTR wrote on Nov 4, 2015, 19:22:
"early access zombie game"

Rust doesn't have zombies.

and that's exactly when i stopped playing.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty Black Ops III Mod Support Plans
9. Re: Call of Duty Black Ops III Mod Support Plans Nov 2, 2015, 20:01 Grokk
 
"We’ve been listening to one of your top requests.." for a decade and have finally decided to state that we may look into it now.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 21, 2015, 21:24 Grokk
 
Lets just hope they don't start canning the 1080P+ videos and forcing people to use "Red" to get access to the higher quality HD videos and such.  
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News Comments > Voice Actors Authorize Strike
34. Re: Voice Actors Authorize Strike Oct 8, 2015, 22:04 Grokk
 
If you can't support your own life or family on the 2 hours of work you do once a month, then you work a little more.

This doesn't necessarily mean you work more in the VO industry, it means you get another job and work a few more hours to cover your expenses and lifestyle.

I'm sure there are plenty of VO actors that are able bodied enough to wash dishes in a restaurant, or dust cabinets in someones house while they're going through some downtime in their "preferred" occupation.

Just because you're a professional voice over actor doesn't mean you can't do another type of job.
 
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News Comments > CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit
159. Re: CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit Oct 5, 2015, 19:45 Grokk
 
Is it worth my time reading back through 158 comments on this thread?  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 30, 2015, 22:22 Grokk
 
Saboth wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 20:12:
....Everyone focuses on the paltry .006 or .0084 per play, but does anyone listen to a song they like once and never again?....

That right there is the mistake in your logic.

You've made the assumption that only good songs should earn a lot of money, however the recording industry believes that _ALL_ songs should make them a lot of money.
 
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