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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 186 (Novice)
User ID 6672
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Drops Geo IP
4. Re: GOG.com Drops Geo IP May 10, 2011, 04:15 Grokk
 
Asmo wrote on May 10, 2011, 00:51:
Curious, I wonder if you can buy Witcher 2 unedited by changing your country of origin? The timing of this change so shortly after that announcement is a bit to close to be coincidental...

I certainly hope so, being that I live in a country where the game has been censored.
 
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News Comments > Witcher 2 AU Censorship
7. Re: Witcher 2 AU Censorship May 6, 2011, 03:53 Grokk
 
FML.

WTB New country to live in.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III in the "Home Stretch"
3. Re: Diablo III in the Apr 28, 2011, 10:51 Grokk
 
I can't wait, but I too have soo many other games to get through.  
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News Comments > WoW Patched
4. Re: WoW Patched Apr 27, 2011, 04:26 Grokk
 
Ant wrote on Apr 27, 2011, 00:08:
Did Blizzard stop doing downloadable standalone updates?

According to www.mmo-champion.com there were patches out in the wild as early as Friday last week, so I guess they are still doing them.
 
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News Comments > WoW Patched
2. Re: WoW Patched Apr 26, 2011, 22:36 Grokk
 
I used the launcher last night a couple hours after the servers went down. Was only about 300ish mb and was completed in about 10 mins.

I like the downloader now with 'Setup', 'Core files' and then 'More to download but you can play the game while it loads in the background' option.
Still however, it's going to be another 6 hours before I get home and can try out the new heroics.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 23, 2011, 19:47 Grokk
 
DangerDog wrote on Apr 23, 2011, 19:38:
Cutter wrote on Apr 23, 2011, 18:24:
Just got me APB closed beta invite. Anyone else get theirs yet?

beware of the garbage truck griefing

http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/59871/Heres-How-People-Grief-In-APB

That video is pretty funny
 
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News Comments > Fable III on Steam
13. Re: Fable III on Steam Apr 22, 2011, 09:42 Grokk
 
I enjoyed Fable on the original xbox. I think it was the only game I ever finished on the console before it got put away.

I'm half interested in this one however, but definitely not at release with witcher2 coming out at the same time.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Demo Plans
15. Re: Battlefield 3 Demo Plans Apr 22, 2011, 09:37 Grokk
 
Cornholio wrote on Apr 22, 2011, 05:26:
I still don't see pings in the bc2 browser... it's the only game like that.

I had to start steam as administrator to get the pings to show up initially, but I'm pretty sure that was resolved.
Either way, if you're not seeing pings then try starting steam itself as administrator and see how it goes.

*This does assume you are running the game via steam, otherwise I guess running the game as admin would suffice.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 19, 2011, 23:30 Grokk
 
I decided to try out Portal 2 last night after the WoW servers went down (AU). Needless to say I got about 2/3 of the way through it in a continuous session of '1 more level' before finally deciding it might be wise to get some sleep before work.

My son was having a blast in co-op mode with one of his mates, laughing his head off while stuck in a loop made from ejector plates and portals.
Needless to say my wife wasn't too impressed with the amount of noise coming out of the computer room

Overall it looks like a nice second game in the series.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 18, 2011, 22:29 Grokk
 
This does not bode well my friends.

I don't even really associate with half the people I've friended on facebook. The last thing I want is for my ugly cousins head to pop up in a game when I only accepted his friend request to appease other people in my family.
To be honest, I hate people. I'd rather have a craptastic conversation with an NPC than talk with real people while I'm trying to play a game.


Sooo yeah....

Get off my lawn and stay out of my games dammit!
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Trailer
3. Re: Battlefield 3 Trailer Apr 16, 2011, 21:18 Grokk
 
*Like!  
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News Comments > Down Under Steam Pricing
4. Re: Down Under Steam Pricing Apr 15, 2011, 12:13 Grokk
 
I appreciate that Valve doesn't gouge the prices and I will happily pay for their games on Steam, but it really irks me whem publishers are charging $90 USD for a game when I know in the US it's only going to be $50.
In that case I will often just go out and support the local bricks and mortar stores rather than buy the games on Steam.

If it did cost more to ship the games etc.. to AU then I wouldn't mind, but we all know that digital downloads to international locations is no more expensive then selling them locally.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
3. Re: Quote of the Day Apr 8, 2011, 22:01 Grokk
 
They can only get number one by removing their DRM and actually doing something for the people who do purchase their titles.
Making every paying customer feel like a thief is not going to help with customer loyalty.
I would also recommend slapping around the people who keep coming up with sequels that are by far worse than the original. But hey, seems pretty much everyone does that nowadays and prays that their brand sells rather than each title on it's own merits.
 
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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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