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Nickname Drengy
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Signed On Sep 21, 2004, 13:57
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Lord of the Rings Online
21. Re: WoW Clone Apr 24, 2007, 14:50 Drengy
I've played many MMO's, and LotR:O is definitely one of the best ones I've played. It's perfect for those who loved WoW, but need a change of pace.

If you're not an MMO fan, you're going to dislike this as much as all the others.

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News Comments > Penny Arcade Game
44. Re: No subject Aug 25, 2006, 18:39 Drengy
Jerry and Mike have explained numerous times in interviews and in their first book that the Gabe and Tycho characters were never originally meant to be them (they didn't even have names at first).

I read Penny Arcade ever Mon/Wed/Fri and find it to be consistently entertaining, and informative commentary on the games industry at large. Every time a new game scandal erupts, my first thought is, "I wonder what Gabe and Tycho will say about this."

Since this is America, it's perfectly acceptable for you to disagree with me. But you can't dispute PA's influence. They have probably *millions* of regular readers (I've ranges from a low of 800,000 to a high of 4.8 million). I've checked out many games based on their recommendation. Some I've liked, some not, but they definitely influenced me to at least check them out.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: No subject Mar 20, 2006, 10:33 Drengy
Often this happens because the "genius" network programmers decide that extending a show to 9:01 or 9:02 can help keep people tuned to their network. If you watch their show to the end, you miss the beginning of shows on other networks, supposedly reducing your desire to watch them, so you stay on the same network.

The cable system schedules aren't updated to deal with this overage, hence the loss of the last minute or two of the show.


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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Dual-Link Jan 6, 2006, 10:47 Drengy
Actually, dual-link DVI is still a single cable, but with twice the "bandwidth" of regular DVI. If you look at a regular DVI cable, you'll notice that only half of the pins are there. Dual link adds and uses the missing pins.

Dual-link is necessary for ultra-high resolutions because regular DVI can only support a resolution up to 1920x1200 (or so).

So a dual-link capable video card doesn't need two DVI ports, it needs a dual-link DVI port. Look at the vid card specs and you should see it somewhere, if not, it's time to go shopping.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Music Industry Threatens to Pull Plu Sep 30, 2005, 08:57 Drengy
Actually, music from the iTunes store is always downloaded onto your computer hard drive first and added to your local iTunes library. There's no option to download directly to the iPod, bypassing the PC. You download to the PC, then sync the iPod to get the newly-purchased music on there. So if you lose your iPod, all your purchased music is still on your PC.

You need to backup your purchased music in case of PC hard drive failure though because you can't download it again from the iTunes store.

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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: Marathon Man Aug 9, 2005, 14:34 Drengy
My guess is that he was probably hopped-up on caffeine (or worse) and that's why his heart stopped (or he had a heart problem to begin with). Of course gaming will be blamed instead of drugs or genetics.

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News Comments > Battlefield 2 Demo
158. Re: Done Jun 10, 2005, 18:27 Drengy
I'm away on business, but I remote accessed my computer at home and I'm downloading the Filerush torrent now. I will stay up as a seed until 5:30 PM Saturday (when I get home). My upload bandwidth is only 768k, but every little bit helps.

See you online tomorrow night!

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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Server
14. Re: Battlefront A.I. Sep 21, 2004, 11:11 Drengy
Personally, I don't want any A.I. in a multiplayer game. Other humans will always be a better gaming experience as opposed to bots. Now, I'm all for some great A.I. in single player games, but I'd rather not have 20 bots mixed in with 20 humans on a server.

Ah, but sometimes playing co-op with a friend or two against the A.I. can be a blast, especially when you don't want to use a public server and risk a-holes ruining the game. Plus the idea of man vs. machine is always appealing to me.

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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Server
8. Re: Battlefront A.I. Sep 21, 2004, 10:17 Drengy
Too bad they couldn't put-in an option for "advanced AI" or something that those of us who do have powerful PCs could use. I understand the whole "lowest common denominator" argument, but it's a shame that those of us who are willing to invest in our hobby are penalized by those who don't care as much.

How cool would it be if some of these games took advantage of dual processor machines. One CPU just dedicated to A.I. could be a great solution…

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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Server
6. Re: Battlefront Sep 21, 2004, 10:02 Drengy
Hmm. While the A.I. in BF'42 bugs the crap out of me, I still find it perversely fun to play against it. I usually turn-up the bot numbers to the max amount, which makes the chaos even more entertaining.

How many bots can you have in Battlefront at once?

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