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Thanks, but...
Oct 2, 2003, 12:44
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Thanks, but... Oct 2, 2003, 12:44
Oct 2, 2003, 12:44
 
....no thanks. I think I'll just keep my dignity intact, instead.

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Headline
Oct 2, 2003, 12:41
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Headline Oct 2, 2003, 12:41
Oct 2, 2003, 12:41
 
Nice headline pun, Blue. Dashed clever of you.

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Oh, puhleez
Sep 29, 2003, 15:53
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Oh, puhleez Sep 29, 2003, 15:53
Sep 29, 2003, 15:53
 
"They provide..." They? Who the fuck is "they?" Did Derek put on a few pounds (to add to the 10 pounds of fat already on top of his shoulders) and take to referring to himself in the third person?

Battlecruiser is no longer even entertaining as a laughing stock. Don't insult your own credibility by posting such garbage on your site, Blue.

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Re: Futures
Sep 29, 2003, 11:25
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Re: Futures Sep 29, 2003, 11:25
Sep 29, 2003, 11:25
 
A military official said the CIA video game is "a ridiculous and absurd scheme that makes Poindexter's project look good in comparison."

I found this to be a pretty common attitude among "ladder-climber" officers during my time in the Corps. I once had a battaltion commander who refused to use tabletop wargames, even the one developed specifically for the Corps based upon the Tac-Ops ruleset, as he thought they were "a pointless waste of time and effort."

I hardly need point out that the same BC was a tactical idiot, do I? I think he was pissed off because he took over a unit recently returned from combat, while he was stuck in a deskjob in Washington. It was rather amusing to watch a battalion formation for a few weeks after that, as virtually the entire battalion had a whole salad bowl on their chests, while Mr. Non-Wargamer was standing in front with a couple of measly peacetime awards. He deserved every bit of ridicule he received, though. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if the guy who is quoted in the article is him.


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No subject
Sep 26, 2003, 11:27
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No subject Sep 26, 2003, 11:27
Sep 26, 2003, 11:27
 
/Snoopy dance

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EQ2
Sep 16, 2003, 15:46
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EQ2 Sep 16, 2003, 15:46
Sep 16, 2003, 15:46
 
Their "ratman" race looks more like a gerbil with a bad case of indigestion. Hardly kneeknocker-inducing evil in appearance. I'd be more likely to buy it a Habitrail and throw some food pellets at it than run away in terror.

In fact, it looks a little like this:

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Re: HOORAH + COMMENTS BUG!!
Sep 12, 2003, 18:08
4.
Re: HOORAH + COMMENTS BUG!! Sep 12, 2003, 18:08
Sep 12, 2003, 18:08
 
Cool screenies.

Thuds. Napalm. What's not to like?

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Re: Got Caught? Pay for it
Sep 11, 2003, 13:56
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Re: Got Caught? Pay for it Sep 11, 2003, 13:56
Sep 11, 2003, 13:56
 
All in all, I'm really not sympathetic to the plight of the RIAA and its members. They dug their own hole on this one by conspiring to rip people off in multiple ways. It's about time they get a taste of their own medicine.

Bingo. While I agree that stealing intellectual and artistic property is wrong, the RIAA isn't exactly as pure as the driven snow. In fact, there is very little to differentiate them from the mafia in terms of the manner in which they've been conducting their business for years now. All my MP3's were either taken from CD's I legitimately purchased, or downloaded as samples from sites like MP3.com. (Yes, really). They are for my use. I don't even understand how to set up and use P2P software, as I have no use for it.

However, when the RIAA starts saying that I can't tranfer a track from a CD that I fairly purchased onto an MP3 so I can laod it into my player and listen to it while I ride my motorcycle, they are crossing the line. The long and short of it is that the RIAA has been overtaken by technology. Their strongarm pricing rackets on albums contributed to the volume of illegal downloading. Now they are like the buggywhip manufacturers of the early 20th century petitioning Congress to outlaw motorcars. The Internet is no more going away than motorcars did, and the sooner they get that through their head, the more time they'll have to find a new method of marketing and distribution.

Sorry, Charlie. You're gonna have to find a new line of work. And maybe you'll be just a bit more honest about it next time around. AFter all, if CD's were priced reasonably in comparison to their manufacturing cost, this whole issue would be a mole-hill of miniscule proportions, as it'd be a lot easier for someone to go buy a five dollar CD than to download and burn all the songs.

You're a dinosaur, RIAA; adapt or die. That's the way capitalism survives technological change, not by whining about it. That'll just get you extinct more quickly.

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Pitiful
Sep 10, 2003, 16:01
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Pitiful Sep 10, 2003, 16:01
Sep 10, 2003, 16:01
 
...and in other news, men announce that vaginas are the greatest thing ever. Women likewise sing the praises of penises. Men and women agree they work best together, and anticipate setting new benchmarks in breeding attempts.

Unfortunately, men discovered that the vagina's packaging is somewhat overpriced, driving up overall maintenance and usefulness issues. Women likewise express a distaste for what penises are attached to. Compromise on the part of both parties appears unlikely; litigation may ensue. Alternate uses and applications of both penises and vaginas are currently being pursued by their respective owners.

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Marweas
Sep 5, 2003, 11:07
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Marweas Sep 5, 2003, 11:07
Sep 5, 2003, 11:07
 
I guess I officially qualify for Eternal Gaming Nerdom, because I actually understood--and laughed at--this, uh... thing. Leave it to Mu to do something completely antagonisitc and yet hilarious at the same time. And probably pretty close to the truth, as well.

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Re: to bored to yawn
Sep 4, 2003, 16:59
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Re: to bored to yawn Sep 4, 2003, 16:59
Sep 4, 2003, 16:59
 
Love is on vacation apparently.

It's frolicking with Taste, Decency, Humility, and Education on a white sand beach in the Bahamas. Grammar is booked on a 10 a.m flight to join them in the morning.

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Re: Blizzard and the LA TImes
Sep 3, 2003, 09:51
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Re: Blizzard and the LA TImes Sep 3, 2003, 09:51
Sep 3, 2003, 09:51
 
...and any publisher that has even an iota of common sense...

And that excludes Vivendi as well, the French morons. These are the same people that want to cancel Christmas to "improve their GNP." Maybe it'd help a little more if everyone in the cuuntry wasn't taking five weeks of vacation per year. And if they'd stop putting flaming socialist idiots into office.

I never thought I'd see a French head of state that made DeGaulle look good. Guess I'll have to stop rooting for the assassin in "Day of the Jackal." Or maybe not.

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Dingdingding
Aug 25, 2003, 13:50
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Dingdingding Aug 25, 2003, 13:50
Aug 25, 2003, 13:50
 
a refreshing and lighthearted perspective of World War II

My non-sequiter alarm is going off.

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Re Flight Sim Fans
Aug 21, 2003, 19:23
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Re Flight Sim Fans Aug 21, 2003, 19:23
Aug 21, 2003, 19:23
 
SubLogic Flight Simulator on the Apple II. Long before MS ganked it. Unless you count the vector-graphics Red Baron arcade game...

'Scuse me while I limp off to get my evening dose of Geritol.

Seriously, IL-2 is about as accessible as so-called "hard-core" sims get, although some don't consider it true hard-core since it's actually a survey sim rather than a study sim-- despite the title.

For true hard-core study sims, they simply don't get any better than the Realism Patched Falcon 4.0. But then I certainly wouldn't describe it as accessible, either. You've got to have your doctorate degree in Third-Party Patchology just get the damned thing running right. And then it takes hours and hours of dedicated practice flights to get to the point that you can successfully pull off a mission-- let alone a full campaign. It's definitely only for the dedicated wingnut.

For sheer fun factor, I far prefer a patched and third-party enhanced European Air War. There's still nothing come close to the feel of attacking a bomber formation the way it's done in that game. It's an absolute blast, and really tests your energy-management skills. Those Luftwaffe pilots who attacked Allied bomber formations late in the war had cojones so big, it required a forklift to get them into the cockpit.

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EverIdiot
Aug 21, 2003, 14:09
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EverIdiot Aug 21, 2003, 14:09
Aug 21, 2003, 14:09
 
“As I've said before, when Bill Trost said "winter of 2004," he meant the early months, not the late ones. As in, the winter that starts in 2003 and ends in 2004.

Yes, the game is coming out in 2004, not 2003. I can't be any more specific about dates yet.”

*boggle*

Christ-on-a-stick... Just say 1Q'04, already.

Putz.

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Pop ups, Pop Tarts, whatever
Aug 20, 2003, 11:24
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Pop ups, Pop Tarts, whatever Aug 20, 2003, 11:24
Aug 20, 2003, 11:24
 
Run a billion of 'em if you want, Blue... I'll never notice.

http://mozilla.org



edit: Not to say I don't want to support the site, Blue; I just don't do the whole ad pop-up thing. However, I'll be happy to buy cool merchandise. Think t-shirts with a back-logo. I'll be great advertisement for you, riding around in Houston rush hour traffic on my motorcycle.

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UFO Aftermath
Aug 18, 2003, 13:52
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UFO Aftermath Aug 18, 2003, 13:52
Aug 18, 2003, 13:52
 
"Only those that fled underground were spared, and it is up to them to find out...how to stop the spore-created biomass that is growing in the middle of the European continent..."

And a huge biomass consuming the European contient is bad... how, exactly? Now, if the biomass were growing on, say, Bali Bali, or somewhere of equal importance, well then yeah, we'd definitely want to stop it ASAP.

I mean, our choice here is an alien biomass of unknown origin and dubious intent, or a billion raving lunatic socialistic obstructionists? Hrmm... I'm gonna have to go with the alien biomass, Alex.

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Re: fingers crossed
Aug 15, 2003, 15:56
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Re: fingers crossed Aug 15, 2003, 15:56
Aug 15, 2003, 15:56
 
Agreed. In the meantime, might I suggest you try EVE? I was sorely disappointed in Freelancer, but EVE has been keeping me quite happy. Now mind you, if you think jerkin' your stick is what makes a good space sim, you ain't gonna like EVE. But, if you've got a functional brain and enjoyed the complex universe and detailed market of Elite, you'll probably enjoy the game.

Just ignore any of the reviews that talk about combat being an Everquest-type affair. Those are just n00bs who never got far enough into the game to discover how difficult and frantic combat can get. It makes joystick-yankin' look positively slow by comparison, when you're trying to juggle three or four targets, five or six weapons systems, several auxiliary systems, balance your electronic warfare suite, monitor your power capacitor, and to visualize your ship's 3-D spatial relationship to others in the vicinity all at the same time. Not for the weak-minded. I find combat in EVE to be a lot more engaging and demanding than any joystick space sims I ever played-- and I've played them all, starting with Elite for the Apple. In fact, I think the closest comparison to EVE's combat model would be probably be SFC2--only better, since it's in true 3D. If you enjoyed that game, you'll probably like EVE as well.

Give it a chance. You may be surprised.

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Go-go gadget flamethrower
Aug 14, 2003, 10:41
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Go-go gadget flamethrower Aug 14, 2003, 10:41
Aug 14, 2003, 10:41
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EQ2
Aug 12, 2003, 09:54
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EQ2 Aug 12, 2003, 09:54
Aug 12, 2003, 09:54
 
An oliphont! Bit strange for a player character, but I suppose I could adapt...

Just trying to figure out where this screenshot is supposed to be. North Karana, maybe? Druid ring, ruined guard tower in the distance...

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