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Real Name Grumpy Sod   
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Signed On Feb 8, 2005, 15:09
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User ID 22835
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 12, 2017, 10:40 Grumpy Sod
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 12, 2017, 09:21:
Ads in pm's is what made me stop using ICQ back in 2005

It's good to see big corps always fall for the same pits

I'd forgotten all about ICQ. I think I adopted early enough that I only had 5 digits in my ID too. Oh how we forget. Or at least I do...
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 11, 2017, 10:19 Grumpy Sod
 
deqer wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 10:16:
Can we stop linking to sites that circumvent Ad Blocker?

I'd totally support this. I have had many articles I've not bothered reading because they insist I disable my blocker or whitelist them. Ironically one was about reducing adverts in TV programming
 
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News Comments > Cricket Captain 2017 Released
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 11, 2017, 08:00 Grumpy Sod
 
Ultimately, cricket is a game you get drunk while watching. The drinks tent is about the same size as the pitch at our (relatively famous) local cricket festival.  
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News Comments > Cricket Captain 2017 Released
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2017, 13:42 Grumpy Sod
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 10, 2017, 11:11:
Has there ever been a stranger, more incomprehensible game than Cricket? Except maybe Whackbat?

Your version of football is as alien to us in the UK as cricket is to you guys I guess? We grow up with it, while we have to actually be taught what the hell is going on in "American Football", and then only if we're interested. That said, the various rules for when two sides draw or win based on rain calling off play blows my mind to this day.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2017, 10:42 Grumpy Sod
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 10, 2017, 10:30:
If only there was a place locally where I could try it out.

Bizarrely, we have just had a shipping container appear in our town center labelled as 'virtual reality orchestra'. It's literally a shipping container with a chair and a rig in it. I daren't try it, as it reminds me too much the set of a torture scene from an 80s action movie. Half expect there to be a thug stood nearby with rags around his knuckles.
 
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News Comments > Warframe: Plains of Eidolon Announced
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2017, 17:39 Grumpy Sod
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 9, 2017, 16:17:
Old man Eidolon disapproves of these shenanigans.

So pleased I wasn't the only one who immediately thought of this. I think that may actually be the first game I played on a home computer.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Free Weekend
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2017, 07:10 Grumpy Sod
 
Numinar wrote on Jul 7, 2017, 06:08:
It seems I go too hard and burn out and come back years later and forget whats what. Is it worth pushing on?

Exactly the same problem. I loved it to hell and played too hard too fast, hit second area, and haven't touched it in two years and can't remember what's what now.
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Interviews
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2017, 06:49 Grumpy Sod
 
In other shock news, viewers are part of TV business, and hungry people are part of the dining experience.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2017, 10:47 Grumpy Sod
 
https://imgflip.com/i/16u9g5  
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News Comments > Evil Genius 2 Announced
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2017, 10:38 Grumpy Sod
 
Absolutely adored the original, and hope Rebellion can manage to recreate what made it good. Not sure how confident I am of that though!  
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News Comments > Micro Machines World Series Released
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2017, 14:53 Grumpy Sod
 
Having a total blast with it on PS4. As infuriatingly hard as I remember the old version being, but great fun  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 7, 2017, 04:57 Grumpy Sod
 
yuastnav wrote on Jun 7, 2017, 04:29:
I really don't get where this fear-mongering is coming from. Why does everyone assumes that hypothetical AIs are out to kill us? I realise that it cannot be conclusively proven that this is the case, neither can the opposite be proven, but I want argumentation that at least makes sense.

There's the very good case that humans are pretty much a bad thing on a lot of metrics, so if you're not careful, any AI given a task to make anything better has the potential to decide that removing humans is a step in the right direction.

Also it's a numbers game, it just takes one to decide to remove us, and it'll probably be a lot better at doing so than we are at stopping it.

Very much a "better safe than sorry" situation when it comes to being worried.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2017, 11:33 Grumpy Sod
 
Beamer wrote on May 30, 2017, 11:10:
Grumpy Sod wrote on May 30, 2017, 11:08:
Ji-dge? Jai-dge? If I can't parse a games name, that isn't good in my book

Read the description - it's basically Judge Dredd.

Oh I realise that's what they're trying for, but you can't swap a U for a Y, at least not in English.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2017, 11:08 Grumpy Sod
 
Ji-dge? Jai-dge? If I can't parse a games name, that isn't good in my book  
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News Comments > Free Witcher 2 for GWENT Testers
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2017, 11:00 Grumpy Sod
 
Retired wrote on May 25, 2017, 10:51:
Kind of weird. I was a GWENT tester and early adopter - but if you are involved in the Witcher lore, wouldn't you already own all of that? I am pretty sure it was FREE from GOG or a buck or something elsewhere.....

I'm pretty sure they know the exact numbers who already own it, and can't help but wonder just how cheap this is.
 
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News Comments > Free Witcher 2 for GWENT Testers
1. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2017, 08:48 Grumpy Sod
 
I've no idea if it's transferable, but I already have Witcher 2 on my GoG account, so my tester code *may* be going free. If anyone somehow doesn't have it already and wants to try, just shout.  
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News Comments > Micro Machines World Series Trailer
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2017, 04:56 Grumpy Sod
 
And it's actually at a cheap price point on day one. May actually pick this up. Me and the mrs have often pined for the original.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2017, 10:58 Grumpy Sod
 
Oh dear christ are those seriously screenshots from DoW3 near the start of the article? That's unforgivably terrible.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Out of the Blue May 19, 2017, 10:01 Grumpy Sod
 
At least with all sides slinging "X party wants to return us to 19XX" slurs, we can finally settle on 1984 for the Conservative party  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 PC Will Trail Consoles; Has No Dedicated Servers
1. Re: Out of the Blue May 19, 2017, 09:58 Grumpy Sod
 
Not a shock really. You don't get dedicated servers for Diablo 3, Overwatch or other instanced party MMO type deals either.  
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