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Signed On Aug 1, 2001, 01:48
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News Comments > Sunday Patches
1. Re: Sunday Patches Jul 31, 2017, 02:13 Fletch
 
I still love playing the old Doom-engine games. I normally use ZDoom, because Doomsday has issues on my computer displaying video at 144hz, but I reset to 60hz and use Doomsday to play the excellent Ancient Aliens, which ZDoom seems to have problems with.  
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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
36. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jul 27, 2017, 19:14 Fletch
 
Alamar wrote on Jul 27, 2017, 10:25:
Pretty sure most of those aspects of 'consolitis' were first seen in PC games... ; )
Since most of those are concessions for console controllers, gotta disagree. They aren't non-existent on PC, but they are most definitely and primarily attributes of console games and their ports. Regardless, a consolitis rant wasn't my intention (believe it or not).

I was commenting on Microsoft's duplicity in their public declaration of devotion to PC gaming. It reeks of horseshit. Guess I went off on a little tangent.

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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
16. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jul 27, 2017, 05:35 Fletch
 
It’s all part of a “multi-pronged strategy,” according to director of Xbox marketing Kevin Unangst, to make their Windows 10/Xbox environment the best place to play games on PC.

Director of Xbox marketing... ok. The PC is already the best platform to play games. This sounds more like making the PC (well, Windows 10) a more Xbox-compatible platform for game development, and trying to assuage PC gamers by, yet again, dangling graphics features that do nothing to address the gameplay that makes console gaming so shit (and... it's the gameplay, stupid). Graphics are the first, and usually only, aspect that multi-platform developers champion to camouflage the fact that their console port is an inferior PC game. It's amazing to me, and frustrating, how many PC gamers will fawn over support for higher resolutions that take advantage of their $500 video card, but are just fine with the radial U/I, heavily-nested menus, do-everything "action" buttons, over-the-shoulder or third-person perspective, hide-n-heal, limited keyboard and/or mouse configurability, limited multiplayer compatibility, QTEs, endless, lengthy cutscenes, limited save system, and the convenient existence every ten feet of impenetrable, belly-high barricades, trashcans, crates, planters, abandoned cars, desks, and railings to which humans can attach like refrigerator magnets.
 
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News Comments > Super Cloudbuilt Released
1. Re: Super Cloudbuilt Released Jul 25, 2017, 22:26 Fletch
 
Console shite.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 25, 2017, 16:50 Fletch
 
Blue, I marathoned "Ozark" this weekend. It's on Netflix. Loved it. Ten episodes, and with the ratings it's getting, little chance it won't get a second season.

https://www.netflix.com/title/80117552

EDIT: Ok, just watched 1st ep. of "Downward Dog". Loved the dog parts, but the human parts just seemed like something to get through to get to the clever dog commentary. I'll keep watching though. Martin's part are too good. Regarding Martin's perspective of how dogs and humans came together... I've always had the view that our ability to befriend and/or domesticate animals is greatly aided by having fingers that can deliver unique ear-scratching and belly-rubbing experiences. Imagine the first time a befriended wolf trusts you enough to allow you to pet it or rub it's belly... for the first time ever. Their wolf brain must freak out! "Ok, where has THIS been all my life?!"

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News Comments > PC Building Simulator This Fall
9. Re: PC Building Simulator This Fall Jul 25, 2017, 15:52 Fletch
 
Couldn't watch this idiot. Why do all these YouTube 'stars" think they have to fucking yell everything?  
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News Comments > DOOM Patch; Free DLC; Price Drop; Free Weekend
5. Re: DOOM Patch; Free DLC; Price Drop; Free Weekend Jul 19, 2017, 19:12 Fletch
 
Will this patch finally let me play on DWANGO?  
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News Comments > Lode Runner Legacy Released
6. Re: Lode Runner Legacy Released Jul 13, 2017, 12:29 Fletch
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 13, 2017, 11:57:
I think the previous post about this a week ago mentioned it has classic mode which is 2d, but upped the resolution and the same levels as the original.

I believe classic mode is the Apple II version, or one of the other earlier releases (C-64?). LR:TLR was released for PC about 10 years later by Sierra. You can compare all the different versions here (more or less).
 
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News Comments > Lode Runner Legacy Released
1. Re: Lode Runner Legacy Released Jul 13, 2017, 10:04 Fletch
 
I'd much rather see "Lode Runner: The Legend Returns" updated for modern computers. Don't make it 3D or anything. Just up the resolution and make it run on a modern PC. That would definitely push my nostalgia auto-buy button.  
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News Comments > Independence Day Tech Bits
5. Re: Independence Day Tech Bits Jul 4, 2017, 19:29 Fletch
 
I still use Winamp with MMD3 skin. Haven't found a reason to use anything else.  
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jul 2, 2017, 03:22 Fletch
 
Microtransactions... cross another game off the list.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Jul 2, 2017, 03:15 Fletch
 
I'd rather play Robotron 2084 on MAME. Still, Blue should change the title to reflect the actual game being reviewed.  
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News Comments > Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer Released
17. Re: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer Released Jun 28, 2017, 19:11 Fletch
 
Still have to play online? Guess I'll just keep playing Grim Dawn.  
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News Comments > Agony Delayed; New Trailer
6. Re: Agony Delayed; New Trailer Jun 19, 2017, 18:20 Fletch
 
Same color palette as Deus Ex:HR.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Space is yuge. Apr 18, 2017, 08:31 Fletch
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 14:16:
"doesn’t have a well-defined goal", that sums up donnies presidency in a nutshell.

Donald specifically said that it would be huuuge and really tremendous, and I believe him because he said he's really smart. What else do you need to know? I bet nobody knows rocket science like he does. Rumor has it that he's ordered NASA to build a warp drive once Trump's "Mar-A-Luna Moon Base and Casino" is completed, and that sounds like a pretty goddamned well-defined goal to me. Did Obama build a warp drive? No. No, he didn't.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 18, 2017, 08:00 Fletch
 
"The Daily Caller" is a cesspool of spin and alternative facts with the singular purpose of keeping low-info, paranoid, and angry alt-right imbeciles ignorant, paranoid, and angry.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 18, 2017, 06:00 Fletch
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 21:25:
"You're a smart guy."
You're ignoring evidence to the contrary that is right in front of you.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2017, 16:34 Fletch
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 14:54:
Yeah, except there are literally several billion things right here on earth that are a metric fuckton more important than space travel. Space is for selfish rich people with too much goddamned time and money on their hands.
It doesn't matter what goal, research, cause, charity, or effort a person champions, there is always some angry jackhole who thinks he/she has a better idea on how one should spend one's own time, money, and industry.

There ARE a fuck-ton of problems in the world. No one effort will solve all of them. If you feel so strongly about "doing something", choose one and trust that there are others working on the rest. It's all you can do. But this "why-are-you-angry-about-Harambe-when-children-are-starving-in-Africa?" "logic" is asinine and ignorant. It both wrongly assumes humans aren't capable of caring about many issues at once, and that humans all have (or should have) the same priorities. My list is likely way different than yours. You think space travel should be low priority? Fine. I don't really care what you think. To paraphrase an old shoe Apple commercial, Musk is moving the species forward. What are you doing?

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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 30, 2017, 07:36 Fletch
 
Wow, privacy in a "Special Administrative Region" of a huge communist country is almost as bad as it is here in the USA.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Mar 14, 2017, 09:57 Fletch
 
Dragon Blood... because it's a "gaming PC", I guess.  
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