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Signed On Apr 11, 2001, 15:27
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 5, 2012, 11:35 Shok
 
I get most of my computer hardware from newegg. Although Best Buy is one of the few places that still has boxed PC games in at least half of one aisle. Not that I ever buy them there unless it's something new and on sale for a decent price.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Preorder Bonuses
8. Re: Mass Effect 3 Preorder Bonuses Jan 4, 2012, 23:25 Shok
 
Screw pre-ordering. I'll get it from GMG for $20 a few months after release - if its worth playing.  
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News Comments > MS Flight for Free in Spring
24. Re: MS Flight for Free in Spring Jan 4, 2012, 18:27 Shok
 
WyldKat wrote on Jan 4, 2012, 15:25:
MS Flightsim never really held my interest because well... you pretty much just fly around. I guess I'm more into combat flight sims. However that said, had they added a business tycoon model where you could own your own tourism business, cargo business, or w/e in a dynamic world I think it would have held my interest more.

This reminded me of Solo Flight for the Commodore 64 back in 1983! Not that it was dynamic or anything but Sid Meier's little gem of a flight sim where you made mail runs to easy places to land (Kansas) as well as hard places (Colorado). I seem to remember bonuses for delivering mail faster, etc. It was simple by today's standards but I loved the gameplay.
 
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News Comments > MS Flight for Free in Spring
10. Re: MS Flight for Free in Spring Jan 4, 2012, 12:04 Shok
 
I bought A-10c over the break and it's insane how much is modeled in that sim. I have no chance of learning how to operate it with my ancient MS sidewinder joystick. I would love to buy the $400 thrustmaster warthog joystick/throttle but then I would need rudder pedals, another monitor, a new chair, etc. etc. etc.

Now I think I should have just reinstalled bf1942 and flown around some with my sidewinder in there
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 3, 2012, 18:59 Shok
 
Meh on social media. The latest thing I keep getting from family is linkedin requests. I'm on the fence since it seems like a more business networking oriented social media site but it's a slippery slope if I join one then others may follow...  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
6. Re: Cooler Master Cosmos II Case Jan 3, 2012, 18:55 Shok
 
Cosmos: Billions and billions of reviews.

I feel old getting this Carl Sagan reference.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Nvidia - Display Driver stopped responding and recovered Jan 3, 2012, 18:45 Shok
 
Not related to Blue's post here but since it is a tech bit I was wondering if anyone tried this fix for the Nvidia display driver not responding issue?

I just changed mine so I'm hoping I don't ever see another black screen/recover in firefox...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
42. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 2, 2012, 19:11 Shok
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 2, 2012, 18:46:
$1 for DNF?

Fine, Broussard; you win. For $1 I will buy Duke Nukem Forever. May god have mercy on my soul.

I just couldn't do it but it was tempting. I do feel bad for all the folks who bought it at higher prices - enough to land it on the Amazon bestsellers list of 2011.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
37. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 2, 2012, 18:19 Shok
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 2, 2012, 17:51:
The $5 coupons are only valid on 2011 bestsellers. Neither of those games are on the list. Also, the coupons don't stack and you can only use one per purchase.

But Amazon still has DX:HR for $16.99 as of this post and you can use the $5 coupon to make it $11.99, which is a fantastic deal.

Yeah, realized that about the coupons. I already have DX:HR so I got GTA:IV for free ($5 off worked on $4.99 item

I might use the other one for Witcher2 for $15 after coupon but that seems a little high for a game I won't get around to playing for 9+ months anyway...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
31. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 2, 2012, 17:42 Shok
 
So I got a few Amazon $5 off promotion codes I can use now. Almost bought Duke Nukem Forever for $5.99-$5 = .99 but I cancelled before completing the sale; I just won't play it...

NBA2K12 for $5 and Bioshock 2 for $.99 will probably be what I end up buying...
 
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News Comments > Mobilization
8. Re: Mobilization Dec 29, 2011, 19:36 Shok
 
The Fire apps I seem to use the most are Readitlater and ezPDFReader...and the google reader app (once rooted) to keep updated on all my rss feeds. For games I keep coming back to Flight control; it's just a perfect tablet game. For streaming videos from my network I use an app called emit. My amazon prime trial is over but I'll probably subscribe to that again eventually also.  
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News Comments > On Sale
12. Re: On Sale Dec 27, 2011, 17:27 Shok
 
I'll take an extra ship if anyone wants to get rid of one. I'm mindcrime on Steam with same logo as here --->

Easiest way is just look for me in the Steam Blue's news group.
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic Stats
25. Re: The Old Republic Stats Dec 27, 2011, 15:06 Shok
 
In other news, KOTOR is $2.50 on Steam today  
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News Comments > The Old Republic Stats
5. Re: The Old Republic Stats Dec 27, 2011, 13:08 Shok
 
I have way too many other games to play that don't charge a monthly fee so I'll wait for the free or level limited trial version.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: HDMI ripoff Dec 27, 2011, 13:04 Shok
 
This HDMI cable features a Dielectric-Bias System that reduces distortion and 100% Perfect-Surface Silver conductors for improved signal clarity.

The only thing they left out was the flux capacitor. It's sad that it's sold out though. I need to get in the marketing business and start selling some pure perfect coppertop mark AA energy holders for $200 each.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Dec 26, 2011, 18:25 Shok
 
Thirded

He just sounded like a typical internet punkass, nothing funny about that. I surfed away from that after about 10 seconds of watching.
 
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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle 4 Passes $2M
2. Re: Humble Indie Bundle 4 Passes $2M Dec 26, 2011, 13:56 Shok
 
The more popular Steam becomes the more morons start using it I guess. Gaming it by buying indie bundles for .01 is pretty low though. It would be awesome if Valve IP banned a bunch of accounts found doing this. That would never happen for various technical reasons but it would still be awesome.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 26, 2011, 13:37 Shok
 
No idea on Game of Thrones but I seem to remember some bad reviews. Amazon has the missing link DLC for DX:HR at $5 today so I may need to grab that I guess.  
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News Comments > On Sale
29. Tropico 4 for $5 Dec 24, 2011, 07:03 Shok
 
Tropico 4 at $5 on Amazon is tempting...  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Sonos Dec 24, 2011, 00:28 Shok
 
Yes, I do. There are games on Steam without DRM as well. AI War and expansions come to mind; you can launch it within or without Steam.

Are you implying that since I play Steam games I can't hate DRM or did you just want to make sure I knew that Steam was also a form of DRM?

 
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