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Nickname Ant
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Description I am just a blue ant =).
Homepage http://aqfl.net
Signed On Jan 12, 2000, 03:53
Total Comments 8260 (Guru)
User ID 1957
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2016, 07:22 Ant
 
Contacts won't work my near sighted compound eyes, since I was a callow ant, since they are always itchy from allergies.  
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News Comments > Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide Free Weekend
13. Re: Morning Mobilization May 27, 2016, 20:10 Ant
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 27, 2016, 19:49:
SpectralMeat wrote on May 27, 2016, 08:07:
Why don't they end these on Monday at 1PM when the week long deals or whatever takes over is beyond stupid.

Because as I noted above, the point of the free weekend isn't to reward you for using Steam, but to convince you to buy a game you otherwise wouldn't buy. If the free weekend ended at midnight right before Monday morning, you'd likely say "well that was fun, but it's time to get to bed before work, and I don't want to buy this right now if I'm not going to have time to play it until next weekend." When it ends at 1pm on Sunday, when you still have plenty of time to play, you're much more likely to buy the game to keep playing.

I'm not saying this is "right" or anything, but I would think it would be pretty transparent why it ends at 1pm on Sunday; it's because they want you to actually buy the game, not just play the free weekend and never look back.
Ah, good point there. Trying to get more sales. Also, I forgot that the free weekends start on Fridays. It still sucks for those are BUSY on weekends though.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide Free Weekend
5. Steam's free ... May 26, 2016, 21:49 Ant
 
JohnBirshire wrote on May 26, 2016, 21:27:
They need to replace free weekends with free weeks. Friday to Friday or something of that nature. Not all of us are free on weekends, but that's the only time they ever host these.
Ditto. I hate it when they end on Sundays at 1:00 PM PT. Dude, what about the 11 hours left of the weekend?
 
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News Comments > Funcom Rebounds
9. AoC... May 26, 2016, 16:31 Ant
 
I still haven't tried its Age of Conan.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... May 23, 2016, 00:33 Ant
 
... The game actually looks fun. DOOM 4 should had been DOOM 3. Nice customizations of upgrades, level designs even though I am still not a fan of hell theme, etc. Maybe I will have to get a new gaming box just to play it or not. Although, I wished the single player campaign had co-op. Bah to the non campaign's multiplayer co-op. Maybe someone can mod it in the future to make the game better?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 May 22, 2016, 23:39 Ant
 
Quboid wrote on May 22, 2016, 22:23:
Ant wrote on May 22, 2016, 22:04:
rudra wrote on May 22, 2016, 18:46:
getting ASCII art to work here is a fucking chore dude
Does BN even support fixed width fonts to make ASCII art work?


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Spacing doesn't work, any number of spaces just becomes one. Needs Frans to changes spaces in the code tag to non-breaking spaces.
Ah!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 May 22, 2016, 22:04 Ant
 
rudra wrote on May 22, 2016, 18:46:
getting ASCII art to work here is a fucking chore dude
Does BN even support fixed width fonts to make ASCII art work?
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Expansion Next Week
4. Re: Elite Dangerous Expansion Next Week May 20, 2016, 21:07 Ant
 
And still no Linux port.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Turns Four
25. Re: Diablo III Turns Four May 16, 2016, 21:58 Ant
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on May 16, 2016, 21:55:
christheshitter wrote on May 16, 2016, 19:36:
Nothing in their portfolio can ever top Diablo 1 nothing! Thank you Condor(Blizzard North) for bringing such a classic although i didn't like D2 as much.

Diablo 3 is a fecking Disney game painted with rainbow colored crayons. Nothing that was magic in D1 went over to Diablo 3. The dark atmosphere, the enemy death animations, the beautiful crisp SVGA graphics, the eerie sound scape. Nothing!

Would LOVE to see D1 just get a graphical update and re-released. Definitely the best Diablo of the 3.

Diablo 1 and 2 for me. I love both. Frak D3. Did you see this postmortem? http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1023469/Classic-Game-Postmortem OR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VscdPA6sUkc
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Turns Four
23. Re: Diablo III Turns Four May 16, 2016, 21:07 Ant
 
0 hour for the full game. 3.75 hours for the beta according to my http://aqfl.net/node/9811 blog/review.  
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: RetroAhoy: Quake May 16, 2016, 11:57 Ant
 
Retired wrote on May 16, 2016, 08:20:
Ant wrote on May 15, 2016, 21:35:
Kosumo wrote on May 15, 2016, 03:51:
Well worth the watch for us old timers.
We're old.

Getting DOOM to work on null modem cables and battling it out was fun, but the sights and sounds of Quake will never be matched.
Ha, I did it with parallel cable with ParallelDOOM in college since I didn't have serial null cables except external dial-up modems (also a pain to work at first -- think my neighbor and I had to play at 9600 speed?). Both actually worked.

To me, DOOM was cooler than Quake.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Why Flying Is So Expensive May 15, 2016, 22:02 Ant
 
jdreyer wrote on May 12, 2016, 14:06:
VaranDragon wrote on May 12, 2016, 10:39:
Thanks for using the Celsius scale Blue

I demand you downgrade to the inferior AMERICAN system immediately! Because America is always right!
F**K yeah!
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: RetroAhoy: Quake May 15, 2016, 21:35 Ant
 
Kosumo wrote on May 15, 2016, 03:51:
Well worth the watch for us old timers.
We're old.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
63. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2016, 20:52 Ant
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 15, 2016, 18:45:
Obviously it is time to fix that, Ant. Hop to it!
Haha, no time to play! I just gamed for about five/5 minutes for the whole weekend with a couple quick MAME games. Now, it is time to catch up with the Internet before tomorrow.

According to my http://zimage.com/~ant/antfarm/about/toys.html history, I haven't done major desktop upgrades since 12/20/2010! Most of the hardwares are still there. I do need to clean them out and change their fans. I am surprised that both boxes still work!

This comment was edited on May 15, 2016, 21:08.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
61. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2016, 18:32 Ant
 
I am still using my ancient desktop computers from many years ago since I don't game.  
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News Comments > Sun Setting on Project Spark
1. Spark! May 14, 2016, 11:13 Ant
 
So many Spark names!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2016, 16:41 Ant
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 3, 2016, 13:54:
Julio wrote on Apr 3, 2016, 06:02:
Hope you checked the expiry date, I know someone who drank a really old one and puked for a while after.

I did. Expires 4/1/2017. It's just nasty.
Which flavor and type? I drink the chocolate non-fiber one since I can't eat well (don't chew). I hate its vanilla (started back after my 1984 surgeries) and strawberry flavors.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Launch Trailer & System Requirements
43. Mac and Linux ports? May 8, 2016, 22:28 Ant
 
Jim wrote on May 6, 2016, 15:27:
No Mac version? Bummer, that means I'll have to play it at work.
And Linux. Remember when id Software supported them with Quake games?
 
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News Comments > Moto Racer 4 Detailed
1. Re: Moto Racer 4 Detailed May 4, 2016, 16:21 Ant
 
I still remember the original Moto Racer game and playing online (dial-up) and in LAN parties. It was so fun!  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Free Trial
14. 4444 = bad luck numbers! May 4, 2016, 15:29 Ant
 
Chinese won't like that.  
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