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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 173 (Novice)
User ID 6672
 
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News Comments > 15 Hours of RAGE?
15. Re: 15 Hours of RAGE? Apr 7, 2011, 01:54 Grokk
 
SectorEffector wrote on Apr 7, 2011, 01:18:
In one of the gameplay vid's showing off the "awesome" rc car with explosives,the ragdoll was already "fading away" and or dissappearing before the ragdoll even fully landed and stopped moving on the ground.

Did I mention the decals are fading quicker then Medal of Honors decals from the playstation one version.

So blow up a room full of guys, and before you even leave it looks like nothing happened, no player manipulating their environment and its inhabitants, its all clean again.

Aah, I see you've played the Australian enhanced version of Left4Dead2.

*wanders off mumbling about stupid censorship bullshit ruining games.....*
 
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News Comments > Free Mass Effect 2 for Dragon Age II Owners [Updated]
58. Re: Free Mass Effect 2 for Dragon Age II Owners [Updated] Apr 6, 2011, 10:38 Grokk
 
Bizzarely they let me redeem this game on my existing bioware account that already has ME2 linked to it
I'd have preferred in the event that someone already owns the game that they could have provided some of the bioware cash or whatever they called their DLC money.
Still, as was mentioned it is purely a marketing / business thing, and I couldn't care either way. Yesterday some people didn't have ME2, today they do. Looks like a win for a lot of people no matter what.
 
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News Comments > Rogers Throttling WoW
8. Re: Rogers Throttling WoW Mar 26, 2011, 21:43 Grokk
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 26, 2011, 16:12:
Well if blizzard wouldn't pirate its own game then they wouldn't have to throttle the traffic. I mean all p2p traffic is obviously pirates looking to steal intellectual property and waste bandwidth.

This ^^.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Mar 23, 2011, 19:36 Grokk
 
I wonder if he realises that just because a couple of games are of a similar genre, it doesn't actually mean that they are in competition.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Death of the mouse Mar 17, 2011, 02:00 Grokk
 
I'd be interested in how they intend on determining the difference between looking at something / requesting movement of an avatar / clicking a button.

Consider thye type of game where you have your character (3rd person view) in the middle of the screen. How can tell the character to run forward or turn?
What happens when you need to strafe rather than turn?
What's the difference between mouseover, lmbmouseclick and rmbmouseclick?

I can see how this would be a great way to do specific things, but it'll be a long time before the other hand can come off the mouse for most games today.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age Legends Launches
4. Re: Dragon Age Legends Launches Mar 17, 2011, 01:39 Grokk
 
entr0py wrote on Mar 17, 2011, 00:56:
I still don't know how facebook games addict people, but it's best not to give it the chance. No good can come of this.


You get started playing, once you've used all your turns or whatever you find there's still more to do. Log in the next day and you've got some turns to use, so you burn through those and realise there's still more to do. Rinse/Repeat.
One of your friends starts playing the game and now you've got a little competition going. If you fall behind they'll win, so you keep going, day after day. etc..
 
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News Comments > Steam Guard Leaves Beta
2. Re: Steam Guard Leaves Beta Mar 17, 2011, 01:33 Grokk
 
I'd have to agree, it does seem like a no hassle added layer of protection. I'm not sure how much protection it would really provide however.
Assuming that the 'other party' has acquired your details through a key logger, there's a great chance they already have access to your email.

Still, I'll turn it on.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
16. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 16, 2011, 19:02 Grokk
 
I'm gonna go with the "If you want the game beta tested, then pay the testers to do it as a job."

That way you can require them to fill in the feedback, and they would be well aware of the fact that it is not a finished product.

Companies nowadays are using public beta's as the demo. They know it and we know it, so it's fair to say that it should be a near finished product. If they happen to lose sales from this process then they can only blame themselves for releasing to the public a shitty lump of game.

Maybe they can cut back on the pre release hype a little and spend some more time making better games.
 
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News Comments > Call of Pripyat Complete
4. Re: Call of Pripyat Complete Mar 13, 2011, 20:52 Grokk
 
I can't wait, downloading now.  
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News Comments > Sniper: Ghost Warrior Sells a Million
24. Re: Sniper: Ghost Warrior Sells a Million Feb 18, 2011, 01:19 Grokk
 
I'm happy to say that I'm one of those million. The game isn't really that bad to be honest, and given that it was on steam at half the cost of alleged AAA games I believe i got my monies worth.
Sure there are some cheaper games that are better, but then again there are a whole lot more expensive games that are considerably worse.

FWIW, I didn't buy it for the online multiplayer and haven't played any MP games with it. As far as single player games go however, it was reasonable.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Censored in Germany
13. Re: Bulletstorm Censored in Germany Feb 9, 2011, 18:00 Grokk
 
I just hope it's not censored here in Australia. I'm half looking forward to it, but it if cops the censor bat I'll need to import it from NZ rather than purchase on steam.

PS: I'm still mighty pissy about L4D2 being censored. Worst game ever without the corpses.
 
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News Comments > Champions Online Lifetime Subscriptions Return
16. Re: Champions Online Lifetime Subscriptions Return Nov 14, 2010, 07:01 Grokk
 
Prez wrote on Nov 13, 2010, 23:22:
Hard to believe anyone would fall for this after the debacle that was Hellgate.

This.

Let alone the price they are asking is quite considerable compared to other previous offerings.
 
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News Comments > Krome Lives
5. Re: Krome Lives Nov 10, 2010, 05:11 Grokk
 
Hrm...

at least 40 + about another 40-45 + another 40 people = anywhere between 30 and 100

As I suspected.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Ships 5 Million
44. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Ships 5 Million Nov 8, 2010, 18:04 Grokk
 
I'm about 80 hours in after restarting around the 25 hour mark in my first game.
To date I've had a couple of script/quest issues, but nothing that was game breaking by any means, along with 3 ctd's, that all happened around the same area of the map. I updated my video drivers (which I hadn't done in months) and it all worked fine again from there.
The only slow down I've experienced is when there are some 20-30 npc's on screen it can get a bit chuggy.

Other than those few small problems, the game has worked a treat. I've had it open for over 12 hours at one point without a problem.

I'm glad they've sold a good amount of copies and I hope it means they'll consider another FO game in the near future. But I'm still pissed at them upping the price on steam here in AU from $50 to $90. I picked it up from ozgameshop.com for $40, and had to suffer a 10 day wait for delivery
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 29, 2010, 18:30 Grokk
 
*Speechless.  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Cataclysm in December
34. Re: If it wasn't for KoTOR... Oct 4, 2010, 22:39 Grokk
 
I've been playing the beta for a couple weeks now, and I have to say that it's nothing like the faceroll that wotlk is. So far it seems like a cross between good old vanilla and the better parts of BC.

The new quests are all done in a breadcrumb type system so you can easily follow them from one location to another, eventually leading you to the end of the zone where the dungeon or whatever might be.

The gear is a huge change, with a level 85 in greens sporting around 60k hp/mana. Though it's still more than easy enough to burn through all that and take a death fighting 2-3 mobs at once.

Heroics are heroic again and so far require a decent group with some ability to pay attention etc...

I'm looking forward to this one.
 
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News Comments > PC Hardware Outsells Consoles
25. Re: PC Hardware Outsells Consoles Aug 6, 2010, 19:57 Grokk
 
frag.machine wrote on Aug 6, 2010, 18:49:
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Aug 6, 2010, 18:40:
As for other upgrades, I did rebuild my system with a Core i7 920 and DDR 3 about a year ago, but other than that, it's just a matter of buying bigger hard drives to keep up with my growing collection of hi-def porn.
< homer >
Hmmmm... Hi-def porn. /drools
< / homer >


Your ideas are intriguing to me and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Specs (Really)
1. Re: StarCraft II Specs (Really) Jul 15, 2010, 22:44 Grokk
 
I'd like to see Blizzard release a game that actually required a PC from this century. They make some awesome games, but the lower common denominator they work towards really bugs me.

More polys, bigger textures... give me eye candy dammit!
 
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News Comments > BlizzCon Tix on Sale
12. Re: BlizzCon Tix on Sale Tonight Jun 3, 2010, 03:35 Grokk
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 3, 2010, 02:15:
$150? That's nearly enough to buy StarCraft 2, StarCraft 2: 2, and StarCraft 2: 3.

Nearly enough.


 
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News Comments > Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases
10. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 28, 2010, 19:15 Grokk
 
This is a pretty decent game for the price. The popups in the demo about buying the full game were a little excessive, but it did bring me back to the shareware days when it was quite common.

The controls took a little getting used to, but the gameplay seemed nice from the demo.
I'll buy it come pay day I reckon.
 
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