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Real Name ColoradoHoudini   
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Nickname ColoradoHoudini
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Description Ex NetQuaker..ex 3Wave and Thunderwalker CTF'er (named: Houdini). Played Tribes for Western Alliance, Counterstrike with Frag University (the original FU). Played ET, BF1942 etc...
Old school gamer, ex military.. lived all over the US
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Signed On Jul 20, 2003, 00:24
Total Comments 1515 (Pro)
User ID 17782
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Premium Details; Release Next Week?
49. Re: Battlefield 3 Premium Details; Release Next Week? May 31, 2012, 23:19 ColoradoHoudini
 
Dmitri_M wrote on May 31, 2012, 12:35:
Oh if only this could be modded.

I had to explain PC modding to my gaming, 22 year old coworker today, based on a conversation around this very title. i spun tales about how we, the community, used to be able to mod games, and make our own maps and how some games/sub-genres of games existed because of the modding world.. all the good we did, and how the greedy machine has tried to take that away from us.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch
76. Re: Diablo III Patch May 29, 2012, 21:16 ColoradoHoudini
 
-turns on Wireshark-
*watches the packets roll out*

 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta Event Details
11. Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta Event Details May 29, 2012, 20:36 ColoradoHoudini
 
What am amazing game from what I have experienced thus far.. un-damn-fortunately.. I will be running an event that same weekend.. DANGIT!!!

-running the Tough Mudder in Beaver Creek, CO... long weekend, friends flying in for a big gathering, damnit, I need my GW2 fix!!

 
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News Comments > New DayZ Mod for Arma II
3. Re: New DayZ Mod for Arma II May 27, 2012, 14:11 ColoradoHoudini
 
I've seen a number of people here posting about how awesome this mod is.  
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Trailer
9. Re: PlanetSide 2 Trailer May 25, 2012, 17:49 ColoradoHoudini
 
I will be all over this game! Yes please oh please.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again
9. Re: Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again May 24, 2012, 22:59 ColoradoHoudini
 
I am beginning to believe that not buying this game, was a good idea.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts
88. Re: removed May 23, 2012, 20:12 ColoradoHoudini
 
SWTOR brought absolutely NOTHING new to the table.. it really was plain.

Looking at Rift, which was older and had less money/experience.. that game turned out 2x better than TOR.
GW2 looks like it will set the bar impossibly high as well (from what I have experienced)
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
235. Re: Diablo III Hacking? May 22, 2012, 20:53 ColoradoHoudini
 
My coworker (btw, I am a Systems Security Engineer for the govt (CISSP), and have been doing security for decades) started up Wireshark, and then D3.. he was telling me how easy it was to hijack his session..the session ID floating around out there.. and then we got into the 2 step process it took to reverse engineer his authenticator.

Now granted, we have a more knowledgeable background than the layperson.. but if we showed you guys how much is out there to be found.. and how after a few minutes you too could see this stuff.. you can bet your ass the hackers are even further along with just a tiny bit more effort.

While everything is hackable, what's going on with D3 right now is rather troublesome. --for the record, he stopped playing last night after witnessing what he saw.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
164. Re: General complaints, longish May 22, 2012, 00:44 ColoradoHoudini
 
Flatline writes:
4. It's just... not fucking fun. I've put hours into the game and can count the number of real "fights" that were mildly interesting on one hand. I'm waiting for the fun to start. The only two reasons why I kept playing was that A: The plot never really "pauses" and it encourages you to keep playing and B: The loot drops turn you into a f*cking Skinner rat hitting the bar to get a food pellet. I actually feel kind of dirty after playing D3. I haven't had fun, I haven't been particularly entertained, but I kept playing it anyway.
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The guys I speak to from my guild (WoW/SWTOR/GW2) and the 3 coworkers I know of that were all jazzed up for D3 all have the same sentiment.. it's just "okay". They are playing it to play something, and really aren't that into it. In fact, the young kid I work with, who was ALL ABOUT D3 talk for the last few months, said he's bored with it already.

Glad I didn't buy it, not hearing much of anything good from sources I absolutely trust.
 
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News Comments > Steam top 10
55. Re: Steam top 10 May 13, 2012, 22:03 ColoradoHoudini
 
deqer wrote on May 13, 2012, 19:58:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 13, 2012, 14:00:
deqer wrote on May 13, 2012, 13:54:
ColoradoHoudini wrote on May 13, 2012, 13:43:
I have a feeling I will pick up D3 only because (or mainly because?) I won't have Torchlight 2 to play yet,
Honestly, I can't believe that I keep hearing these dumbass reasons for buying D3.

Yours has been the worst, so far.

? wow. Why the aggression? he is going to buy a game that he will enjoy that is similar to a game that isn't out yet. Big whoop. I also bought TL2.
If you're only buying D3 because you don't have TL2, then that would mean when TL2 comes out that you're done with D3. Why would you drop $60 to play a game for 2 months then start TL2?

Not to mention you're buying into all the actiblizz/online-drm/control garbage...

I actually enjoy Hack and Slash RPG's..in fact, I spent the better part of the day trying to find a game like that for my android tablet for my trip tomorrow.
I will still get TL2, but after seeing the D3 chatter on my guilds FB page, it seems like a lot of people are going to pick it up. Lots of videos, reviews, and general chatter about the game, lots of good friends are amped up for it.
I will have time to play both...no need to be so hostile.
 
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News Comments > Steam top 10
10. Re: Steam top 10 May 13, 2012, 13:43 ColoradoHoudini
 
I have a feeling I will pick up D3 only because (or mainly because?) I won't have Torchlight 2 to play yet, and Guild Wars 2 isn't out for a bit either. Leaving me with a lack of RPG/persistent stat games to play

god dangit.. I am going to get d3... aren't i?
 
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News Comments > DARK Announced
14. Re: DARK Announced May 11, 2012, 19:23 ColoradoHoudini
 
Cell shading or that weird look in general is the one major strike I have against Firefall.
The game would look 10x better if they made it look more modern, kinda like Tribes or whatever a new version of UT would look like.

Well, the second strike is the complete lack of open world PvP in a MMOShooter.

back on topic gents!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
2. Re: Saturday Previews May 6, 2012, 11:54 ColoradoHoudini
 
I just can't see myself getting into this knowing GW2 is just so freaking amazing.  
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls Online Website; Trailer
26. Re: Elder Scrolls Online Website; Trailer May 5, 2012, 12:17 ColoradoHoudini
 
After playing the GW2 beta.. I am spoiled. If this game doesnt have as much as GW2.. no thanks.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops II Reveal Trailer
12. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Reveal Trailer May 2, 2012, 08:13 ColoradoHoudini
 
I do not intend on buying this game..but the way the trailer was shown during the NBA playoff game absolutely grabbed my attention. I was like "wtf show or movie are these guys talking about" .. pretty neat setup they had going.

Again, I won't buy the game, but the spot caught my eye and held it.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Denies Break-up Rumors
20. Re: Vivendi Denies Break-up Rumors Apr 27, 2012, 17:04 ColoradoHoudini
 
Tribes:Ascend

-I am a very old school FPS gamer, and come from the (at one time) worlds #1 Tribes clan - Western Alliance.. to say I am picky about the Tribes franchise is an understatement. With that being said, I believe the game is pretty damn solid and was worth downloading.

I also threw 30 bucks at the title, figuring if I pay 30 bucks for a AAA title, I'm getting my money's worth. Never felt like I needed the paid unlocks to be competitive though, and the XP I gained from just regular playing allowed me to unlock a bunch of stuff anyhow.


 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Trailer
23. Re: Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Trailer Apr 26, 2012, 22:38 ColoradoHoudini
 
Ahh, that looks way to fucking shiny and distracting, like it's made for ADD console kids.
no thanks.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Pre-Purchases Get Free Torchlight
28. Re: Torchlight II Pre-Purchases Get Free Torchlight Apr 26, 2012, 22:28 ColoradoHoudini
 
yeppers.. i'll be nabbing this bad boy as soon as it drops!
Lots of good fun playing #1
 
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News Comments > Anno 2070 Deep Ocean Announced
12. Re: Anno 2070 Deep Ocean Announced Apr 24, 2012, 17:37 ColoradoHoudini
 
I figured this is as good of a place as any to ask:

For upcoming RTS's.. I saw a few in the last calendar year, a few that caught my attenion, but for the life of me, I can't recall which ones. Most were all future-based'ish.. anyone have a good resource for finding these titles out?

 
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend: Launches
26. Re: Tribes Ascend: Launches Apr 12, 2012, 17:26 ColoradoHoudini
 
I am a T1 veteran, from the 1-time worlds best clan, Western Alliance.. to say I understand Tribes is a gross understatement.. having said that-

I had a lot of fun in the beta, I felt like I was always competitive, and I only unlocked a perk for more ammo on my heavy. I never once felt like someone had an advantage over me because they had a different pack, belt item, or gun. -shrug- Again though, I come from a T1 background and get the game.. maybe my old FPS skills kicked back in, or they made the Ascend similar enough to T1 that I picked up where I left off?

Either way, I enjoy the game and will probably throw up to 30 bucks at the title once I really see what I want to unlock via gold, and not my XP.
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Going back to NetQuake days, T1 is about the only objective-based FPS where I see teamwork happen, without the need of direction. Last night I was playing on the new Raindance map, and 3 of us were on D, one was dropping turrets, we had an inventory station placed out front, and we had flag returners separate from our flag defenders.. now this would be remarkable if I hadn't seen that in damn near every match I played in beta. Could the teamwork be better with something like VoIP? Sure.. but man, this community sure does seem to gel in public matches.

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