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Homepage https://mattyclutch.wordpress.com/
Signed On May 23, 2007, 03:50
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 10, 2017, 12:16 MattyC
 
So... is thinkcomputers.org any sort of real site or do they just copy and paste things from Reddit every day? Thinking  
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News Comments > Get Guns of Icarus Online for Free
2. Re: Get Guns of Icarus Online for Free Oct 28, 2017, 04:49 MattyC
 
KTR wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 20:27:
Fun game with friends.

I cannot remember the title, but I am pretty sure a similar game (more floating islands than 'ships') was out in the 90s. It was never really polished, but it was fun to make your island fort and go fight.
 
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News Comments > Three Games Free on Steam for the Weekend
6. Re: Three Games Free on Steam for the Weekend Oct 27, 2017, 07:50 MattyC
 
I am curious about Torment: Tides of Numenera. I was a big Planescape Torment fan. That said, I can rarely do weekend F2Ps. I always end up busy until Sunday and then it just seems pointless since I won't be able to really get very far into it.

Humble has Guns of Icarus for free if you are looking for something more permanent.
 
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News Comments > Battle.net Launches New Social Features
4. Re: Battle.net Launches New Social Features Oct 24, 2017, 01:57 MattyC
 
Alamar wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 21:26:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 20:20:
I have created a Blues News group

You need to supply the link or code, for people to find the group...

I assume (very possibly incorrectly) that you can just request a join to the group once you add The Half Elf as a friend. I just sent a request, so I guess we will see.
 
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News Comments > Civilization III Free on Humble Store
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 20, 2017, 07:53 MattyC
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 07:08:
Any workarounds for online multiplayer, like do hamachi or tunnngle work with this?

Never had a chance to really play this one but I love the Civ games I've played, so I added it to my steam library with this freebie offer.

Thanks for the heads-up on this!

It has been a long time since I played it, but IIRC you could run both it over the net with GameRanger. I used it for that and Diablo 2. Never had any issues with it.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher Turning 10
10. Re: The Witcher Turning 10 Oct 16, 2017, 17:04 MattyC
 
Creston wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 12:23:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 11:52:
While I get peoples gripes about Witcher 1 and Witcher 2 and Witcher 3..

These are still some of the best story RPGs I've ever seen. I mean Witcher 3 DLC's alone are worthy of 80$ each as they are fantastic.

I still loved #1 story.. Alvin you little bastard!

The story in Witcher 1 was excellent.

I agree with you on the story, but otherwise it could really use a mechanics update. That camera is freaking evil and while the AI can be amusing it ... doesn't exactly do what it is suppose to.

Either way congrats to CDPR for a great series!
 
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News Comments > STAR WARS Battlefront II (2005) Multiplayer Restored
9. Re: STAR WARS Battlefront II (2005) Multiplayer Restored Oct 3, 2017, 05:40 MattyC
 
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out "squee!", and reached for their wallets. I feel something awesome has happened."  
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News Comments > STRAFE Millennium Edition
3. Re: STRAFE Millennium Edition Oct 3, 2017, 05:31 MattyC
 
I thought this was going to be somehow related to the 90s Strife.

I rather liked that game. Stupid pre-coffee reading...
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Free Weekend Underway
16. Re: My 2002 PB G4 Sep 25, 2017, 04:39 MattyC
 
Ant wrote on Sep 24, 2017, 12:33:
MattyC wrote on Sep 24, 2017, 06:29:
Ant wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 19:17:
I still use ancient hardwares as shown in my http://zimage.com/~ant/antfarm/about/MyComputerStuff.txt (primary 64-bit W7 HPE SP1 box).

How is that Powerbook holding up? I still have an ancient dual processor G4 1GHz Quicksilver Power Mac that I got for ~$20 when my university was upgrading their labs. It moves quite well for its age. Uses a ton of power, but it can run Classic and I was always a fan of that case design, so I keep it just because.
It still works as of early 2017, but I rarely use it since it's SO old. I tried to install Linux on it, but it is slow and crashes a lot. Also, its internal wireless only does WEP. I am trying to find a good use for it.

I have heard Mint plays fairly nice with them, but I just stick with OS X. The wireless thing is a complete pain, even if it is understandable given their age.

I mostly just use mine to play old games like SimCity 2000 (the best version!), Marathon, and the like. I also do some programming on it when I don't want to be distracted by bagillion things I could do instead on my desktop.

I personally don't do anything with it, but mine came with a copy of Pro Tools and I have friends who sometimes want to use it for that (though I couldn't say why).
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Free Weekend Underway
11. Re: Overwatch Free Weekend Underway Sep 24, 2017, 06:29 MattyC
 
Ant wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 19:17:
I still use ancient hardwares as shown in my http://zimage.com/~ant/antfarm/about/MyComputerStuff.txt (primary 64-bit W7 HPE SP1 box).

How is that Powerbook holding up? I still have an ancient dual processor G4 1GHz Quicksilver Power Mac that I got for ~$20 when my university was upgrading their labs. It moves quite well for its age. Uses a ton of power, but it can run Classic and I was always a fan of that case design, so I keep it just because.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Free Weekend Underway
9. Re: Overwatch Free Weekend Underway Sep 24, 2017, 03:06 MattyC
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 21:04:
Battlenet client did have some terrible problems maybe 6 mo- 1 year ago with hardware acceleration on their stupid flash shit they force on each games tab.

Its come a long way though, I don't see the performance hit anymore and its way more stable. I still don't let it sit in the background unless I'm using it, but I stopped having issues.

The only one I really remember is needing to turn off "Use browser hardware acceleration" under advanced settings. Otherwise it has been far less painful than even Steam was when it rolled out. I am still not sure it was needed, but I haven't seen any other performance issues.
 
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News Comments > EverQuest Ring of Scale Expansion Announced
7. Re: EverQuest Ring of Scale Expansion Announced Sep 22, 2017, 12:35 MattyC
 
LittleMe wrote on Sep 21, 2017, 18:17:
Very tempted to try to play it. Will it still play on my Voodoo3 & Windows 98?

Nah, you will need much more RAM...
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Getting New Overwatch Map and Heroes
2. Re: Heroes of the Storm Getting New Overwatch Map and Heroes Sep 16, 2017, 02:56 MattyC
 
Frijoles wrote on Sep 15, 2017, 21:34:
Between this and all the Overwatch stuff in the Blizzcon bag, makes me wonder how much money the Overwatch gambling is bringing in compared to WoW. There's a new favorite child at Blizzard.

I could be wrong, but I doubt Blizzard really benefits much (other than more people being interested in Overwatch because somehow gambling on video games is a thing) from gambling. It is a potential negative press bringer for money they really aren't hurting for. They have WoW, Overwatch, Heroes, and now they are starting to monetize SC2. Why mess with a almost a handful cash cows?
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 25, 2017, 08:13 MattyC
 
From the feature standpoint it seems solid. I do, however, wish they hadn't made it look so... Mad Katz discount bin like.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 18, 2017, 11:20 MattyC
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 18, 2017, 10:48:
And it's still just as painful as it was before google docs.

What do you find so painful about it?

I mean I wouldn't say it is a desktop or laptop replacement, but you can do plenty of work on one easily with a case stand and a Bluetooth keyboard (word processing, email, spreadsheets etc).
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered Released
13. Re: StarCraft Remastered Released Aug 15, 2017, 09:44 MattyC
 
Jonjonz wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 07:36:
As usual StarCraft like all Blizzardware, always had the best CGI teasers and cutscenes, but I found the actual gameplay boring and bland compared to Command and Conquer or Total Annihilation. C+C at least had some character and humor, and TA was way more advanced with things like patrol and assist. I still played it and did enjoy it, just not as much as C+C or TA.

I think StarCraft appeals most to the multiplayer computer sport crowd as it's simplicity lends itself to spectating whereas more advanced and complex modern RTS are to complicated for the average person to watch and understand what is going on.

The CGI wasn't updated. Everything else was, but not the CGI. As for simplicity, I don't think you have ever really played StarCraft...
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered Released
10. Re: StarCraft Remastered Released Aug 15, 2017, 05:03 MattyC
 
MacLeod wrote on Aug 14, 2017, 20:15:
wait... I'm confused... I need Starcraft to buy Starcraft Remastered? (according to the page)

As others have mentioned, this is free.

I encourage you to watch some HD streams of this. I wasn't wow'd by the screenshots Blizzard posted, but when I watched the launch event tournament? I was sold. It really looks much better in motion.
 
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News Comments > Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales
2. Re: Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales Aug 10, 2017, 09:52 MattyC
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 10, 2017, 09:42:
I was watching (rather started watching but turned it off after 10 or so minutes) some let's plays last night from Giant Bomb and it was enough to make my decision not to get this game.

The gameplay just seemed kind of boring. There are some gimmicks like shooting backwards to propel you in zero gravity area and what not, but I didn't see anything that made me want to buy/play this game.

I didn't watch that Let's Play, but I thought it looked rather solid from what I have seen. Not GotY or anything, but better than just decent. I would consider picking it up, but I have too much of a game backlog right now.
 
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News Comments > Ys SEVEN This Month
1. Re: Ys SEVEN This Month Aug 10, 2017, 03:14 MattyC
 
presuming they don't get a DMCA notice from George Costanza

I watched a good bit of Seinfeld 'back in the day', but this reference eludes me... Google also appears confused. Any help?
 
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News Comments > Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer Released
8. Re: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer Released Jun 28, 2017, 02:30 MattyC
 
El Pit wrote on Jun 28, 2017, 01:11:
No new areas? Just a new class? So I guess it is only $5, right? *looks at price* GTFOH!

There are 2 new areas and other features, they are just part of this patch and don't requre the addon. I was hoping for something in the $9.99ish range though.
 
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