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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 > Bloodline Champions Trailer
2. Re: Bloodline Champions Trailer Nov 12, 2010, 17:32 Frijoles
 
Apparently they emailed everyone and their dog a beta key. I think I got three, and a friend of mine who doesn't even know who Funcom is got one. I kinda wonder if they bought an email list or something.  
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News Comments > InstantAction Closed
8. Re: InstantAction Closed Nov 12, 2010, 00:17 Frijoles
 
I was never able to get the games to work. Would just sit there trying to connect. I finally gave up.  
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News Comments > Retailers Versus Steam?
4. Re: Retailers Versus Steam? Nov 11, 2010, 10:27 Frijoles
 
Publishers are hesitant, but retail must put pressure on them.

As they should be. I don't buy games if they aren't on Steam (and to some extent Impulse). The only B&M games I buy are collector edition Blizzard games. Retail stores can fuck off.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
25. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 1, 2010, 15:26 Frijoles
 
nin wrote on Nov 1, 2010, 12:18:
I almost got that one, but I was never a fan of Stalker, and based on some reviews I read, it sounded like it was in a similar vein.

As Beamer said, it's in setting only. The game is nothing like Stalker IMO. I didn't like Stalker at all. Way too open and sandbox. Metro is the complete opposite. It's a good story on rails. You'll go where it wants you to go, and no turning back. But they deliver it very well. There are a few humorous parts too.

I put Fallout down for this one (plan on returning to New Vegas after I finish). I think I'm around 8 or 9 hours in, so I'm not sure how close I am to the end.
 
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News Comments > Elemental Interview
2. Re: Elemental Interview Nov 1, 2010, 12:15 Frijoles
 
I'm waiting for the 1.1 patch. I'll try that and report back on whether it's still crap.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 1, 2010, 12:13 Frijoles
 
I picked up Metro 2033. Fucking awesome game. A bit depressing though.  
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News Comments > F.E.A.R. 3 Trailer, Date
7. Re: F.E.A.R. 3 Trailer, Date Oct 29, 2010, 15:20 Frijoles
 
Agree with creston. It's a bit short, but not horrible. I paid $20. I think $10 would have been a good price.  
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News Comments > Global Agenda Patched
4. Re: Global Agenda Patched Oct 27, 2010, 23:52 Frijoles
 
You all tempt me to try this again. I don't think I've played for a couple of months.  
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News Comments > Free Elemental DLC for Early Adopters
5. Re: Free Elemental DLC for Early Adopters Oct 26, 2010, 23:15 Frijoles
 
Some day I'll get some free time to come back to this game and try it again. I get the little popups from Impulse telling me it had another update. I finally told Impulse not to load on startup last night.  
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News Comments > LEGO Universe Launched
3. Re: LEGO Universe Launched Oct 26, 2010, 12:51 Frijoles
 
I spent several hours in the beta. I think it'd be a lot of fun for their targeted age group. If not for the subscription fee, I'd probably play this with my four year old.  
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Oct 23, 2010, 01:19 Frijoles
 
Game is fun. GfWL sucks shit.  
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Patched
2. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Patched Oct 22, 2010, 11:38 Frijoles
 
Amen to that. I had to put those settings in four different files.  
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News Comments > WoW Cataclysm System Specs
3. Re: WoW Cataclysm System Specs Oct 21, 2010, 11:54 Frijoles
 
As much as I'd love getting hardware with my game for free, the idea of someone like my wife (and some of my friends) getting new memory and not knowing what to do with it scares me. On the plus side, computer service businesses would see a spike in business.  
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Tools
20. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Tools Oct 20, 2010, 01:43 Frijoles
 
The Advocate wrote on Oct 19, 2010, 23:05:
Anybody else noticing odd white strobe effects randomly at night in the game?

Yep, they're annoying. I'm on a GTX 470. I keep thinking I'm seeing gunshots or something.
 
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News Comments > Upcoming WoW Item Removals
16. Re: Upcoming WoW Item Removals Oct 18, 2010, 15:16 Frijoles
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 18, 2010, 15:05:
The first thing that came to my mind when seeing those trees was "extremely dumbed down, everyone will have the same spec now".

Well, that's what they were trying to avoid. They seem to have failed though.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - ArcaniA: Gothic 4
28. Re: Steamships Ahoy - ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Oct 16, 2010, 20:57 Frijoles
 
And I've finished the demo. I managed to play it in windowed mode. So that bug aside, here's my thoughts:

The Good
I had fun with the combat. It's pretty simple, but I did enjoy it. I also felt that the environment graphics were well done.

The Bad
The voice work is horrible. Not only that, but they're really bad ventriloquists. The lips on the characters barely move. It's so very wrong. Some unmatched lips is one thing, but the dialog was just so very bad. And why bother giving me a selection box for text when there's only one selection? Do I need to pause and reflect on things?

I appear to be able to carry an unlimited weight and the inventory is absolutely huge. Although I hate limited inventory in games, this seems too far the other way. There's no reason not to pick something up in this game since it seems like you can carry everything.

There's nothing special about the quests. I was told that I needed to marry the girl, but I sure as hell felt no reason to do so. I can get more stimulating quests (or at least as stimulating) in WoW. A single player game is supposed to be more epic, but it didn't feel that way.

Was it fun? Meh. Sure, it passed a couple hours. I'd probably pay $10 for it. With Fallout coming out on Tuesday, though, there's no way I'd spend anything on this right now.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - ArcaniA: Gothic 4
24. Re: Steamships Ahoy - ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Oct 16, 2010, 17:59 Frijoles
 
Finally tried the demo. It wouldn't run at first, so I did a verification on the game files. Now it's running on the wrong monitor. As I said before, these dev houses don't even bother checking computers with multiple monitors. The steam forums are full of people complaining about bugs and crashes.  
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News Comments > WoW Patch Plans
28. Re: WoW Patch Plans Oct 12, 2010, 16:27 Frijoles
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 12, 2010, 11:18:
You obviously dont play on a PvP server. Or did they improve it so people will see each other, no matter what?

Yep, PvE. Hadn't thought about that on PvP. That'd be a sneaky way to get away from someone. And you're right, not being able to see your friends is annoying, but IMO, worth it. I like seeing the world change around me.
 
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News Comments > WoW Patch Plans
24. Re: WoW Patch Plans Oct 12, 2010, 11:14 Frijoles
 
Pigeon wrote on Oct 12, 2010, 01:58:
The streaming content has been in place on the beta server for quite awhile. Its pretty nice, specially if you want to do some of the more mundane things like mess with the AH or gathering for your professions etc. I've not tried it, but you should be able to quest and run dungeons while still streaming material.

The streaming stuff is fucking awesome. You can play the ~12 gig game after 700 megs is downloaded. When you zone somewhere, there is a delay and an extra bar while it loads the content you need. This takes about 30 - 45 seconds. For example, when you port from Dalaran to Ironforge. After that, you're in, and there's a little colored circle at the top of the screen to tell you the status. If it's yellow, you're missing some stuff and will probably notice it. If it's green, you're good to go.

Yellow is definitely playable. Things will pop in to view, but you can play. If you're on an FP, you'll not see mountains and such until you land (or they load). It's funny seeing the rams in Grizzly Hills floating in the sky. If you've played the game for more than a few days, it's not a big deal to see the stuff loading while you download it.

I can't speak highly enough for it. One of the best improvements in the game (phasing being the best).
 
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News Comments > WoW Patch Plans
4. Re: WoW Patch Plans Oct 11, 2010, 21:49 Frijoles
 
I don't recall WoW ever having a rollback. Dunno though. My guess is it'll be up at 5pm PST with stability sometime around Friday.  
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