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Real Name Evil Timmy   
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Description I'm an electro/glitch/bmore/breaks DJ and long-time avid gamer from Hong Kong. BitTorrent is another one of my hobbies, and I've been an active part of the community since early 2003.
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Signed On Nov 22, 2003, 10:24
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News Comments > DICE: PC Battlefield 3 Getting "Special Effort"
62. Re: DICE: PC Battlefield 3 Getting Jan 6, 2011, 04:58 Evil Timmy
Despite the somewhat awkward phrasing at a few points, this article does a good job at describing exactly where TV resolutions make a difference. To quote their conclusion (based on standards of 20/20 vision)...

In other words, you would not enjoy any benefit from the higher pixel count associated with a 1080p HDTV if you were to sit further away than 1.8 times the TV screen width; your 1080p HDTV and a cheaper 720p TV of the same screen size will both appear just the same!

What that means is, for 1080p, if you have a 42" screen, sitting further away than 42"x1.8=75.6", your vision is no longer good enough to differentiate an individual pixel, and the screen's resolution starts to be wasted on you. The multiplier for 720p is 2.7, and SD is 5.37.
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
5. Re: Quote of the Day Jan 5, 2011, 21:32 Evil Timmy
Quboid wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 21:26:
[VG]Reagle wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 21:16:

Seriously, WTF GABE?

Amen, sirs. Amen.

Gabe...stop selling out for long enough to put out Ep3. kthx
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News Comments > PC Leading BC2: Vietnam Battle for Hastings
31. Re: PC Leading BC2: Vietnam Battle for Hastings Dec 29, 2010, 20:52 Evil Timmy
SpectralMeat: Watch, and be informed. (Whole sketch on Hulu.)

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News Comments > Windows 8 and Gaming
23. Re: Windows 8 and Gaming Dec 23, 2010, 01:07 Evil Timmy
Well, if developers want to keep pushing the new shiny, they're really running out of headroom to do so on consoles. Microsoft has said that the 360 will have a roughly ten-year lifespan, Win8 is supposed to be out in 2012, so that's three years for them to pretend they give half a squirt about PC before their new hardware comes out and make their money that way.

They're closer to the Wii than the PS3 in lifetime sales and trending well, so all they have to do is follow not far behind Wii price drops till they hit $99. Which, coincidentally, will likely be around the time Windows 8 is out. Capable gaming PCs keep getting cheaper and staying viable longer, so they switch their revenue stream to the $300-400 omniboxes that some smart PC maker will sell as the "Hey, your TV should do more!" solution with wireless m+k, and far more potent hardware than the aging consoles. Big OEM buys of Windows 8 infuse hundreds of millions in their R+D department just as they need it to really begin work on the Xbox 720.

Not announced yet, but yes, I will be taking Ballmer's place next year.
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News Comments > Alganon Interview
6. Re: Alganon Interview Dec 21, 2010, 22:14 Evil Timmy
Derek Smart, in the article wrote:
a largely incomplete and shoddy mish-mash of features with no discernable cohesion or direction

Hmm, I could have sworn I've heard this phrase used to describe some other games in the past...can't put my finger on which ones in specific, though. A series, maybe? Oh well, it'll come to me eventually.

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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Patched
1. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Patched Dec 13, 2010, 21:11 Evil Timmy huge of a fan I am of the Fallout series (1+2 more than 3 or FO:T), I also know Obsidian. I think the earliest I'll pick up New Vegas is at the Christmas sale, and even then, I'm prepared for a rocky experience. I get the feeling that they could use an experienced project lead from some other company, have them come in and observe one game's development cycle then step in on the next one and keep Obsidian on track. Their games are some of my favorites, but I hate having to dig through so much rough to get to the diamond, especially when they seem to screw up the same way every time.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced
34. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced Dec 12, 2010, 20:36 Evil Timmy
osage no onna wrote on Dec 12, 2010, 19:53:
start breeding cliffracers?

Oh please god no. I hated those cliffracers in Morrowind so very, very much. What they can take from Morrowind is the sense of adventure and discovery that I felt was a bit missing from Oblivion. I loved wandering around and finding unique dungeons and villages that I never would have spotted otherwise, that feeling of wondering what's over the next hill, and then being rewarded for finding out. The insane levels of repetition and too-rubberbanded scaling made me feel like it didn't matter where I went, it was all the same. The Oblivion gates suffered from the same felt like I was running the same gate from a dozen different angles. The main reason I like single-player RPGs is the sense of open-ended choice and player agency, like I'm battling my way through someone else's dream, and that certainly shouldn't be repetitious and grindy.
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News Comments > Dragon Gaming Speech Pack
5. Re: Cheating? Dec 8, 2010, 22:58 Evil Timmy
Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Jump! Crouch! Reload! Shoot! Shoot! Grenade! Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!

(Your roommates will kill you if you buy this.)
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News Comments > Steam Treasure Hunt Continues
3. Re: Steam Treasure Hunt Continues Dec 8, 2010, 21:59 Evil Timmy
Same here... profile away!  
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News Comments > Minecraft Sales Milestone, Interview
8. Re: Minecraft Sales Milestone, Interview Dec 5, 2010, 17:47 Evil Timmy
Minecraft is the sort of game where you get as much as you want to put in, with little to no overlying structure. If you try and play it like a traditional RPG, you'll be disappointed because there's no quest structure or overarching story.

However, try and come at it from the perspective of a child, or a lucid dream. You've been given this whole world to play around in, by yourself or with others, and you don't have to do anything in particular. Want to see what's on the other side of that mountain? Go for it, that's just as valid a goal as building a house or starting a farm. You could make a replica of the Battlestar Galactica or a four-hundred-foot-tall penis statue, with a waterfall perpetually pouring from the tip. You could purely go spelunking, risking life, limb, and loot for huge ore veins and valuable drops which you hoard in your castle made of sand. Build a pig farm with a mob spawner and complex set of traps and eat nothing but pork. Redirect rivers. Strip-mine mountains so you can make a house out of gold bricks.

That's the fun of it: whatever you want.
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News Comments > Bad Company 2 Maps Tomorrow
2. Re: Bad Company 2 Maps Tomorrow Nov 30, 2010, 23:44 Evil Timmy
So, the huge patch they just released, which only added scopes for the m14 and g3 (on PC), plus a few menu options...does that include this content and it's waiting to unlock, or will I be downloading another 2GB+ of BC2 this week?  
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News Comments > Crytek on PCs versus Consoles
11. Re: Crytek on PCs versus Consoles Nov 25, 2010, 14:26 Evil Timmy
It may output at 1080p, but it's getting upscaled from a lower resolution, and it's generally as bad on Xbox 360. CoD Black Ops runs at 1040x600 on 360 and 960x544 on PS3 (link and link), or less than I used to run games on my 3dfx Voodoo2 on a 15" CRT, 13+ years ago. And even at that pathetically low resolution, framerates can't keep up with PC.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
18. Re: Ships Ahoy - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Oct 27, 2010, 03:51 Evil Timmy
Tumbler wrote on Oct 26, 2010, 20:10:
(SW FU, SW FU Sith, SW FU2)

Don't know why, must have hit an untapped juvenile streak hidden in some recess of my mind, but that line just made me laugh as read aloud ("Eff You!") in my head. Maybe 'cause I just read a fanboy response to rumors of Lucas doing a new Star Wars trilogy, and such terminology was thrown around like a baby "competing" in a pro wrestling match.
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
12. Re: Quote of the Day Oct 27, 2010, 03:46 Evil Timmy
The online component in World at War was fine, but the single-player was abysmal. At some point they just gave up on any semblance of balance or testing and made the entire last third a never-ending stream of enemies that could only be stopped by walking to the next invisible trigger, and the next, and the next... Try sitting around a corner with a flamethrower, you can roast a steady stream of enemies to your heart's desire, and I've done it for over ten minutes just to demonstrate for others how ridiculous it was. I know MP is the main reason to buy, but if they're not even going to try, why bother?

Agreed about the perks too...since they have such a strong effect, they need to be a bit better balanced, rather than nearly everyone picking the exact same set.
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 24, 2010, 00:04 Evil Timmy
Yeah, 3DTVs not selling because...they're a wasted investment. When a somewhat savvy consumer can get a decent 42" TV for under $500 online shipped, it's going to take a lot of convincing to get them to pay four or five times as much for a 3DTV of the same size, so they can watch half a dozen movies. Early adopters were recently burned on the HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray idiocy and are less likely to buy into a 'trend' like this, and in any case TVs are large purchases that are infrequently replaced. Finally and most damningly, 3DTVs with glasses will only be around for a few years before glasses-less tech takes over, and anything that doesn't require a $150-per-viewer investment in goofy-looking goggles will be much more readily accepted, which seems to be what the market is really waiting for.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 17, 2010, 16:21 Evil Timmy
I really don't see any reason to buy MoH. You can get Bad Company 2 for around $20 on sale, and that comes with a vastly better, longer SP campaign and real MP, not the hobbled crap that came with MoH. Even adding on the upcoming Vietnam expansion would be cheaper, and would solve the only possible complaint, which is that MoH has a larger playerbase due to just launching. What I'm saying is, having played it on both PC and 360, save your money and don't support a poorly-designed me-too cash in like the new Medal of Honor.

EDIT: My Eng101 teacher would be rolling over in his grave if (a) I left that many commas in a single sentence and (b) he were dead.
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News Comments > Activison Considering Selling Cut-Scene Movies
6. Re: Activison Considering Selling Cut-Scene Movies Sep 16, 2010, 20:47 Evil Timmy
I can only assume that my good friend Pepe the Midget was called in for this conference, and that his burro's saddlebags were full to bursting with Columbia's finest export. I can only further assume that just seconds before such a delirious and cocksure assessment of the future was pronounced, Bobby had given up snorting with a paper towel roll and just shoved his face in, giving the speech with the manic twitchy fury of Steve Ballmer crossed with Charlie Chaplain.  
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News Comments > ATI Catalyst Hotfix
7. Re: ATI Catalyst Hotfix Sep 10, 2010, 18:03 Evil Timmy
MCH: No, these drivers don't add depth to every PopCap game besides Plants and Zombies. Nor do they fix the HDMI overscan getting reset every time I restart my computer, resulting in an inch of black around the ugly stretched video before I have to reset it. Thx AMD!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2010, 19:17 Evil Timmy
My favorite way to cook ribs, which also happens to be supremely easy because you finish it when your guests show up, is to do most of the cooking in the oven. I keep the temperature at 225F and let it cook low and slow, with the roasting pan covered in tinfoil to keep as much moisture as possible. If the temperature's under 305F or so the sauce won't burn, so slather it in as much as you want, and flip and reapply ever hour. It'll be ready in two hours or so, but it'll only get more tender if you let it cook low-and-slow for longer. Pull it out 15 minutes before you're ready to serve it, baste it again, and cook on your barbecue on high heat for 5, low heat for 5, then rest for 5 and serve. The oven will have cooked the meat, but the grilling dries out the sauce and makes it more of a glaze, and adds the perfect amount of crispy char to the whole affair. The five-minute resting period is vital...for all the science behind perfect barbecue, check out Serious Eats' Food Lab article on cooking a perfect prime rib. It's always nice when the cooking technique that consistently gives the best results also gives you the most flexibility in serving, and is easy to top it off.  
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News Comments > More StarCraft II Sales Figures
28. Re: More StarCraft II Sales Figures Aug 2, 2010, 15:21 Evil Timmy
Steam seems to be the de facto standard for DD, but I think that as publishers start to put in place their competing systems, there will be increased pressure to separate Valve from Steam, to avoid any conflict of interest. These companies are giving money to their competition, and if Valve was doing more full-blown publishing rather than putting out a game every 18 months (and only entering the console market recently), this would probably have happened already. It may still be a smart move, although I don't know how interconnected their teams and business structure are.

Also, SC2 is pretty awesome. It's got more polish than the Turtle Wax factory, and my console-playing friends are just blown away by all the visuals, but the character models in particular. After years of staring at shiny shrink-wrapped Unreal engine faces, I'm inclined to agree.
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