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Nickname Frijoles
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Description Lord of the Beans
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Signed On Aug 15, 2000, 18:23
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
34. Re: Good bye dvd format Oct 28, 2013, 17:24 Frijoles
 
BitWraith wrote on Oct 28, 2013, 15:34:
The only hang-up with steam is the time it takes to download. Valve should (and I think they are working on) offer a streaming service.

Doesn't Steam already do a partial-download-and-play method? It's not streaming, but I recall HL2 letting me play it before it was finished downloading. The experience was pretty horrible, but perhaps they could improve it (like how WoW does it).

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 25, 2013, 23:03 Frijoles
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 25, 2013, 21:20:
Auditory Clues on objects that don't make noise? When's the last time a gun made noise without being fired?

I believe he's referring to the pickup noise, not the firing noise. I don't actually recall a different noise in Quake 3. Just that chk-CHK sound on pickup. I should load up Quake Live and check.
 
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News Comments > Anachronox on Steam
9. Re: Anachronox on Steam Oct 18, 2013, 11:28 Frijoles
 
How has this game aged? I haven't ever played it, but the screenshots don't look too bad for a 2001 game. Has it aged similarly to Deus Ex 1?
 
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News Comments > Spacebase DF-9 Early Access
5. Re: Spacebase DF-9 Early Access Oct 16, 2013, 16:49 Frijoles
 
avianflu wrote on Oct 16, 2013, 16:31:
why does everything look so dark in the screen grabs?

I also felt it was too dark in the game. Of course it's dark when the lights are out (ie, the room isn't done or some emergency is going on), but even after that it still feels a bit dark. It also took some effort/learning to get the room building to line up the way I like. This would be solved by being able to rotate the map.
 
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News Comments > Spacebase DF-9 Early Access
1. Re: Spacebase DF-9 Early Access Oct 16, 2013, 11:00 Frijoles
 
Out of all the DF clones I've played, this one probably has the best interface. Might be because it's only a single level in height (as far as I've seen). Like most Early Access games, it's buggy as hell. Looks like it'll be fun though if you're in to DF.  
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News Comments > Warlock 2: The Exiled Announced
5. Re: Warlock 2: The Exiled Announced Oct 3, 2013, 11:09 Frijoles
 
I enjoyed the first one, but the spells were meh. I got a few I wanted, and then the rest I didn't even bother reading anymore. I just researched whichever one I happened to click.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
33. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 29, 2013, 22:54 Frijoles
 
I wrote Castle Story off a while ago. I figured it was dead. Since then I've heard, as has been said here, that they talk about updates on their website. That's fine, I suppose. But Kickstarter has a handy Updates button. Some games use it all the time and it's great. I've backed about 25 games on Kickstarter. I really don't want to go to each website to find out what the status is. The least they could do is copy/paste us a status from their website once a month. I was surprised to see Castle Story show up on Steam. I'm still hopeful they'll put something together that's a lot of fun.

Planetary Annihilation is.. interesting. It has a LOT of refinement to do, but the systems look good. The units are terribly small, and they all look the same so it's hard to figure out which one to click (tanks, planes weren't as bad). The planet feel is very interesting. I think this one will turn out well but it definitely needs a few more months to cook.

Godus I haven't looked in to recently. I should have another look. It was fun/addicting, but so damn much clicking. I hope they've cleaned that up and given the early game some beefing up, or at least have it planned.

If I were to buy one right now on early access, it'd probably be Godus.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
7. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 28, 2013, 23:31 Frijoles
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 28, 2013, 20:45:
Password locks? No device tying? Not really difficult to figure out.

Many years ago, my parents used to lock us (their kids) out of HBO when I was young. My brother found the password or guessed it or something, and shared it with me. Many R rated movies were to be had. These days we would have emptied their bank account.

I don't trust apps anymore because of all the shit they want you to buy and how aggressive they are with it. They don't even let you buy the game anymore so you can ignore it. And if you forget just that one time and let your guard down, BAM.. $1500 in charges for some shitty pixels. My kids do not have my password to the store. They have app purchases turned off. And I've completely removed them from the network. But I sure as hell still worry about it.
 
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News Comments > Dead Island: Riptide Sale, Free Weekend
4. Re: Dead Island: Riptide Sale, Free Weekend Sep 27, 2013, 12:37 Frijoles
 
Did they ever fix item durability so that it didn't run out so fast? I didn't play much, but I remember people bitching about that. It sounded like something I'd be annoyed with, so I didn't get in to it.  
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News Comments > X Rebirth Trading Trailer
11. Re: X Rebirth Trading Trailer Sep 26, 2013, 16:06 Frijoles
 
Creston wrote on Sep 26, 2013, 15:34:
One more sale for Egosoft. They deserve it.

And another. Had no real interest, saw the trailer, saw the coupon. Ugg. Damn my game ADD. I already have too many games.
 
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News Comments > Steam Machines Announced
35. Re: Steam Machines Announced Sep 25, 2013, 16:17 Frijoles
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 25, 2013, 16:11:
Where is that Oculus Rift thing and when is it going to be released?

2014, as they've always said. Slender supports it now. It's awesome, in a shit-your-pants sort of way.
 
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News Comments > Steam Machines Announced
34. Re: Steam Machines Announced Sep 25, 2013, 16:16 Frijoles
 
I like the idea and will probably buy one. I have a lot of smaller almost flash-like indie games in Steam that work well with a controller. I wouldn't mind playing them with my kids. And I'm not going to run a wire across my house, even if the wife would let me. Guess it just depends on the prices.  
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News Comments > Stardock Lawsuits Settled
2. Re: Stardock Lawsuits Settled Sep 24, 2013, 17:28 Frijoles
 
And now I expect they will start slandering each other further. The circle is complete.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
4. Re: Sunday Interviews Sep 22, 2013, 15:42 Frijoles
 
siapnar wrote on Sep 22, 2013, 15:35:
I didn't make it past the first battle I was so unimpressed.

The battles get a LOT more involved as you unlock more skills. It always takes me a bit to get back in to the Witcher controls, but eventually it comes more natural and isn't bad. But that initial hour or so is always a struggle while everything destroys me.

Turn the difficulty down (if you can, I can't remember) and then raise it back up after you get the hang of things. I believe I went with combat skills on my main play through. I'd suggest that or magic.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 19, 2013, 09:25 Frijoles
 
FF14 was turned around. Still an MMO, but pretty fun. Sold out everywhere too, but they just turned digital downloads back on.  
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News Comments > Warhammer Online Ends in December
5. Re: Warhammer Online Ends in December Sep 18, 2013, 22:42 Frijoles
 
Can't believe it's been 8 years and that they held on for that long. I thank them for bringing us Public Quests (I don't recall any before that). Wish the game had done better.  
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News Comments > Godus Early Access
7. Re: Godus Early Access Sep 15, 2013, 16:04 Frijoles
 
Agree with others about the Carpal Tunnel. I'd like to see an automated way to collect the bubbles. Perhaps have a unit walk around and collect it so it works slowly, and then let us click if we need an immediate infusion of .. whatever it is. I like the card stuff as well.

What I don't like is how long the start of the game is. If the only thing I can do at the start is play with the dirt to build more houses, it gets boring. I also have no idea what some stuff is. For example, clicking a unit does a green +100. What the hell is that? What does a flag mean, other than I can knock on the door and have them come out to build something?

Definitely see potential in it. I don't mind the graphics. The sidebar thing could use some improvement (can't scroll wheel through it, and I'd like to filter out things I can't afford/cast yet). But so far it looks interesting.


 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Total War: ROME II
4. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Total War: ROME II Sep 3, 2013, 09:49 Frijoles
 
Axis wrote on Sep 3, 2013, 09:45:
Wish I could get into these types of games. They look epic but just not my thing.

Same here. I love the base-building RTS games, but can't seem to get in to the unit-management only games. And yet for some reason, I continue to buy them on Steam sales.
 
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News Comments > Dirty Bomb Renamed Extraction
2. Re: Dirty Bomb Renamed Extraction Aug 27, 2013, 17:45 Frijoles
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 27, 2013, 17:43:
And Dirty Bomb would have been better because people like it dirty.

Hard to search for your game's name when the NSA keeps showing up for questioning.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Free Trial & Heroic Edition Launch
17. Re: Guild Wars 2 Free Trial & Heroic Edition Launch Aug 23, 2013, 14:27 Frijoles
 
Bill Borre wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 09:53:
I can't get into the trial. I have a Guild Wars account and I clicked the option to link Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2, but it says only one account per email address is allowed and I just have one email.

Email them. I had a similar problem. It took a bit of back and forth with them, but they finally linked my emails for me.
 
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