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Real Name Allegra Geller   
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Nickname Allegra Geller
Email Concealed by request
Description Long time Blue's News reader, first time poster...oh wait, I posted comments before. Dang.
Homepage None given.
Signed On Mar 15, 2003, 02:16
Total Comments 93 (Suspect)
User ID 16464
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News Comments > Plush Weighted Companion Cube
14. Re: I'm calling it. Nov 11, 2007, 11:44 Allegra Geller
I second that notion.

We need Aperture Science shirts! Probably helps if there were Black Mesa shirts. I just notice that too. Half-Life logos but no Black Mesa? Weird. At least there was a parking permit pass for sale.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Who you gonna call? Mar 18, 2006, 11:04 Allegra Geller
LOL...I loved the GB reference.

I'm glad I'm not an X-Box Live user. I only update when it's on the disc and so far, my console is doing fine.

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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
14. Re: riaa Jan 2, 2006, 03:38 Allegra Geller
mysticmage: Yeah it's call cdr tax or whatever the hell they call it here in Canada, while not as bad as $18, we're taxed on buying blank media for reasons(at least this is what I was told) that we might pirate stuff with it, or something, I dunno, its dumb.

It's called the Canadian Blank CD Levy Tax. They charge you something like 77 cent per cd. I know London Drugs follow the levy tax. Other places like Best Buy, Future Shop, Superstore, Sony Store and Wal-Mart don't charge their customers with the blank media levy tax calling it "unfair" and just downright plain silly.

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News Comments > DEFCON Revealed
4. No subject Dec 24, 2005, 23:15 Allegra Geller
Shall we play a game?

On a serious note here, I hope this game ends up on North American soil in either digital(Steam) or non-digital form. It looks really neat.

*flashbacks to that 1983 movie with Matthew Broderick*

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News Comments > Competitions
4. Re: No subject Dec 11, 2005, 22:31 Allegra Geller
No doubt about it but with the Source Engine, some of the stuff has already been created for me like vehicles and a playable physics engine.

I pretty much set my eyes on HL2 engine with the mod I want to do. Sure, FEAR looks great and everything but I feel HL2 can accomplish my goals a little faster. Plus, the engine isn't too demending like FEAR(less hardware demend = more exposure)

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News Comments > Competitions
2. Re: No subject Dec 11, 2005, 20:17 Allegra Geller
Yeah, "Game & Mod Development" doesn't have its own section. Bummer.

Really cool website though. Does anyone have a similar site for Half-Life 2's Source Engine? I would like to get into modifying the Source Engine, making a mod for HL2.

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News Comments > Take Two & BioShock?
10. Just one step closer to reality... Nov 30, 2005, 00:05 Allegra Geller
I just can't wait for this game!
I'm dying to play another System Shock game after upgrading to XP. It's too bad Irrational Games can't do anything about System Shock. Really sucks. Same goes with Command & Conquer and Petroglyph(aka Westwood Studios) Just a few reasons why game developers should avoid EA at all costs.

And please, no SS2 XP fixes. I tried them and came with no or little result. The only suggestion I didn't try is to install Win 98 on the same HDD(multiple OS) but I rather not simply because I don't feel like installing an OS just for one game.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. XBX Compatibility List... Nov 16, 2005, 22:47 Allegra Geller
Curses!!!!!! No Outrun 2? Are they insane?!
I hope Ridge Racer 6 makes up for it.

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News Comments > Command & Conquer: The First Decade
31. Re: Soundtrack Nov 6, 2005, 00:24 Allegra Geller
Now, if they took away the boring "special DVD of commemorative video features" and inserted Frank's C&C Soundtrack Collection, I would run out and get it.

But after thinking about it, buying "First Decade" period is like supporting EA Games instead of the late Westwood company and Frank Klepacki.

Here's to "SW: Empire at War"! YAY!

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News Comments > NFS: Underground Servers to Close
13. Re: Support... Nov 3, 2005, 03:10 Allegra Geller
make you wonder when they drop support for battlefield 42, vietnam...

The servers will still run as long as people are still keeping their servers running. NFS: Underground had its own server, ran & maintained by EA Games unlike the Battlefield games where anyone can make their own BF server and have the right to keep it alive. This NFSU server allowed PC gamers and PS2 gamers play against each other on the same game room.

With NFSU2 out and the upcoming Most Wanted, I'm not surprised by this action. They had it coming. Although Sony still supports Twisted Metal Black: Online by keeping one server up and running(a handful of people still plays it)
Very odd since TMB:Online was a free promotional thing for the PS2 Network Adapter and only a small number of PS2 owners got them. Not only that but this came out before NFSU.

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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'s Latest Slip
9. No subject Oct 29, 2005, 15:01 Allegra Geller
Great. Another delay for STALKER. I just can't wait for the next delay, but then again, I guess they wanted to make a XBX360 port and release the two at the same time.

I'm getting really frustrated over this. How many more delays should we expect? *sigh* I'm just glad I didn't pre-order it or my pre-order receipt would be collecting dust.

With the given time, this game better be worth the wait. Should be anyways with the "open sandbox"-like gameplay and the amount of hours for exploration in Chernobyl, it should be fun and enjoyable...for a month or so.

"<insert belief it will either be greatest game ever or a jumbled wreck>"
Actually, I rather not. It's hard to say it's a hit or a miss. Never judge a game by its cover...or should I say release date? :p
Just using Ray's awesome STALKER comment template. Works like a charm!
Signing off,
Allegra "Ray" Geller

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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
10. Re: Come on guys Oct 10, 2005, 19:49 Allegra Geller
Well I could've gotten the DVD and put the subtitles on... :p

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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2005, 04:40 Allegra Geller
"plasma rifle with 40watt range"

"Sorry buddy but what you see here is what we got"

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Nintendo WiFi Announcement Oct 6, 2005, 23:02 Allegra Geller
Sorry to quickly change the subject here but this whole Nintendo going online with WiFi sounds really interesting. While it's not something new, their new Nintendo WiFi USB Connector device sounds great. I'm connected through good old fashion wires and be able to use something to get systems like the Revolution, the DS and hopefully(if hackers can find a way if necessary) the PSP connected to the internet.

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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
5. Hardly a Gimmick... Aug 27, 2005, 15:17 Allegra Geller
I own three consoles plus the handhelds but between the three, I'm more in favor with Sony and Nintendo.

Now for that bold statement, DS is hardly a gimmick. It's a new way to play games. Sure, there were PocketPCs/Palm but Nintendo introduce the touch-screen to a whole new crowd, allowing game developers to create something unique.

It's probably the closest thing to actually control and touch an actual game sprite. After all those controller years, we finally got to touch, drag and poke our favorite video game characters.

Sony is just worried because Nintendogs came out in North America(earning rave reviews) and already a huge success in Japan. Plus with the recent price drop for Nintendo DS, I'm sure NDS and Nintendogs will be in the Top 5 charts for quite a bit.

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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Yeah for $50... Aug 16, 2005, 23:43 Allegra Geller
$50 for an iBook and I'm there!
Camping and all.

And if I arrived late, I'm pushing everyone down to the ground like those people rushing out to buy the last shipment of Tickle Me Elmos or Turbo Man action figures.

Then again...used laptop? Man, those won't last very long. Imagine the prolong abuse and short battery life. The keyboard is probably all sticky and keys already broken.
To me, the iBooks should've gone to families with children. For $50, it's perfect for someone's kid to do homework and research on the internet.

People are too greedy. I bet at least 90% of those people already own a computer and/or PC notebook. The other 10% were the ones who got stomped on and don't even own a computer.

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News Comments > StarCraft/Brood Wars Patches
2. Re: Okay I'll be the first... Aug 13, 2005, 17:46 Allegra Geller
Heh, I was playing Starcraft awhile ago on my notebook(to see what it's like) Absolutely lost interest in the first mission. Uninstall it and went back to playing Westwood's Red Alert 2.

Starcraft just didn't grab interest like it use to "back in the day"

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Sony and MS still not turning profit. Aug 6, 2005, 09:38 Allegra Geller
Sony isn't doing too well generally due to large competition in the electronic market.

Usually, next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony won't generate a lot of profit in the beginning(X-Box being a good example). Thanks to high-end performance chips and expensive hardware, both companies will have a tough time to produce a lot of the next-gen machines and getting actual profit.

Nintendo, believe it or not, is most likely to gain profit before Microsoft or Sony does. Heck, take a look at the handheld market right now. DS is beating the PSP, not just because of games like Nintendogs, but because it's profitable. PSP is too expensive to make, making Sony to lose out regardless if the system is doing well or not.

That's why console companies are more interested in gaming sales than hardware sales. DS is one that's not doing too well in game sales, yet it's selling well with the hardware.

Because the Revolution is powered by DVD format(rather than the new expensive HD-DVD or BluRay) and not-so-expensive hardware parts(not as powerful as the PS3 though), it'll be cheaper to produce(unlike the 360 and PS3) and have a much lower price point than the other two consoles.

Hopefully next year, Nintendo will show us some impressive tech demos in E3 or they're gonna lose out in the market.

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News Comments > LA Rush to PCs
5. Re: No subject Aug 4, 2005, 02:06 Allegra Geller
I think they forgot a lot of things, let alone the car skins. Midway is taking the phrase "unpolish look" to a whole new level in the video game market. Kudos to them and keep up the good work!

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News Comments > LA Rush to PCs
3. LA Rush? Ugh! Aug 4, 2005, 00:45 Allegra Geller
I sure did play a lot of San Francisco Rush back in the day though... something about driving on buildings just speaks to me

"something about driving on buildings"
"something about driving into buildings"
for my experience with SF Rush :p

Oh yeah...those screenshots looks real ugly.
Midway has cheap video cards? According to those screenshots, all points to "yes"
They remind me of the PC port "Driver" where 3DFX reign the video card market(so what it seemed)

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