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Nickname Efflixi
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Homepage http://www.efflixi.net
Signed On Nov 13, 2000, 02:03
Total Comments 384 (Amateur)
User ID 7788
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
12. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 18, 2011, 14:52 Efflixi
 
lasersquad wrote on Sep 18, 2011, 13:26:
Hiya all, 1st post - after ~14 years of reading I thought I might as well say something :)

This place is like a roach motel, they check in, but they don't check out!

Anyway, enjoy your stay. Lord knows I've been here long enough!
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Sep 10, 2011, 08:47 Efflixi
 
Why do you want to not use Dosbox?  
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Sep 10, 2011, 08:46 Efflixi
 
Civ V is on an amazing 75% off sale right now on Steam.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2011, 18:19 Efflixi
 
If you don't install the game through Steam then it won't touch it. It only updates games you bought through steam.


Acleacius wrote on Sep 8, 2011, 17:34:
I want to start a Steam account to buy/play Dead Island and could really use some help. I'm concerned Valve's Steam software will have an effect on my nonSteam/nonValve games.

Does Steam/Valve scan and force update/patch all my games even if they are NOT on or purchased on Steam? I've heard it's possible to opt out of sharing data, but not forced updates. E.g. I don't want them monitoring and updating my Fallout 3 (retail version not Steam) install to breaking my mods, since it has nothing to do with Steam.

Thanks for any help.
 
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News Comments > Spicy Horse's Brawling Game
1. Re: Spicy Horse's Brawling Game Aug 25, 2011, 06:53 Efflixi
 
Rip off of http://makemyheadgrow.com/ ?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2011, 18:49 Efflixi
 
The skyrim trailer with inception music mashup was incredible!  
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
316. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 2, 2011, 07:29 Efflixi
 
I am not going to read all 315+ comments in this thread, i don't have the time nor the patience to read so many idiots bitching.

I don't know about you guys, but when i played Diablo II 99% of the time it was online. Therefore, the always on DRM won't bother me here. You beat the game once or twice on single player and then go co-op the rest of the time. I can't imagine people wanting to play the game over and over in single player only.

In general i do not like online DRM but in this case, it won't be any different than Diablo II was for me. If it curtails dupes and character hacking, i'm all for it. The problem with online DRM comes from when they use it in SP *only* games. What do you think WoW is? OMG, that has online DRM!

I can log into Diablo II right now and see over 50k still online playing it. The vast majority of people (myself included) are buying D3 for the online experience.

Idiots...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 24, 2011, 17:42 Efflixi
 
I bought Civ V because it was on sale for 66% off. I played it for 6 hours straight... needless to say it's an awesome game for those who like that type of game. I like a LOT more than i did Civ IV which always felt "off" somehow.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2011, 14:50 Efflixi
 
I don't know how quickly this'll get buried once Blue updates with Sunday's news but on the new sales on Steam today, i can't click on GTA IV or Assassins Creed. Just tells me "Sorry, but you're not permitted to view these materials at this time." wtf?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2011, 22:07 Efflixi
 
I bought 3 games from Steam today... even though i told myself earlier this week that i was too poor to buy anything until next paycheck after treating myself to a shiny new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (awesome gadget btw).

Terreria for $2.50
Neverwinter Night 2 Platinum for $6.50
X3 Gold for $6.50

So for the price of a half decent lunch i could have potentially several hundred hours of quality gaming ahead of me!
 
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News Comments > Dungeon Siege III Demo
80. Re: Dungeon Siege III Demo Jun 7, 2011, 20:58 Efflixi
 
If you think you might be interested in this game, try the demo. I read all the negative comments here and almost deleted the demo without trying it. It's actually pretty fun! Don't let all the negativity around here sway you from at least trying it.  
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News Comments > Sound Core3D Announced
32. Re: Sound Core3D Announced May 31, 2011, 19:11 Efflixi
 
I have a brand new motherboard with a "good" onboard sound chip, but guess what? 99% of onboard chips with optical or other digital outs can not output more than stereo in digital format. They downmix it to stereo. My current motherboard does this. Hence, i use my now aging X-Fi XtremeMusic (was only available for a short period after the x-fi brand was introduced). It's the only way i can get 5.1 audio from digital.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue May 29, 2011, 17:07 Efflixi
 
Hope it turns out better than my ribs! Apparently something happened to the temp control and things got WAY hotter than they were supposed to. I was hoping to do them at 225-230F for 4-5 hours. I checked in on them at 1 hour and the temp was over 320F and half of them were burnt to a crisp. I almost cried...  
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Patched, DRM Removed
39. Re: The Witcher 2 Patched, DRM Removed May 26, 2011, 21:25 Efflixi
 
I love companies that do this kind of stuff. They just earned a sale from me without me even reading any reviews.  
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News Comments > Rise of Immortals Beta Key Giveaway
55. Re: Rise of Immortals Beta Key Giveaway May 21, 2011, 03:23 Efflixi
 
Don't make me beg too hard! Thanks!  
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News Comments > AoE Online Key Giveaway Continues
7. Re: AoE Online Key Giveaway Continues May 1, 2011, 15:47 Efflixi
 
Ooh pick me!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: 10 years on Blues Apr 12, 2011, 19:17 Efflixi
 
Shok wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 10:46:
I forgot to post yesterday that yesterday was exactly 10 years since I signed up on Blues! Wow that's a long time and doesn't seem possible. I know I don't have as many posts as others that have been here 10+ years but I still visit the site at least 5-6 times a week if not more.

Grats on 10 years... I've got you beat by several months and not only did I forget to mention my 10 year anniversary, I totally had no idea I'd even been signed up that long! Btw, I only have 20 some odd more posts than you. Bluesnews.com has been my homepage for more than 12 years (I remember it being Blue's Quake Rag!) so I visit it at least 10 times a day if not more.
 
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News Comments > Portal/Portal 2 Comic Part 1
4. Re: Portal/Portal 2 Comic Part 1 Apr 9, 2011, 20:52 Efflixi
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 9, 2011, 17:32:
Wow much nicer than I was expecting.

edit: Now I feel stupid for decoding that binary on page 9.

I wouldn't have even really noticed it without you saying that. I decoded it myself and should have known what it was going to say!

Of course The cake is a lie!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2011, 18:53 Efflixi
 
PHJF wrote on Apr 7, 2011, 17:23:
13 / 22

Many of the weapon names were used in Diablo II (even if somewhat inaccurately).

I got 12/22 and Diablo II is the only reason why.
 
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News Comments > Steam User Loses Almost $1800 in Games Due to Ban [Updated]
4. Re: Steam User Loses Almost $1800 in Games Due to Ban Mar 14, 2011, 19:05 Efflixi
 
Deserves to lose his account.  
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