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Signed On May 21, 2000, 15:34
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News Comments > Dark Souls II Announced
9. Re: Dark Souls II Announced Dec 8, 2012, 16:32 Tom
 
Prez wrote on Dec 8, 2012, 16:01:
Hell, I had to download an easy mod just so I could survive the first sector in FTL.

What?! Come on, FTL is not that hard!
 
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News Comments > New Steam Greenlight Approvals
8. Re: New Steam Greenlight Approvals Nov 30, 2012, 17:45 Tom
 
EURO TRUCK SIMULATOR!!! If you haven't seen the "let's play" for the original one... enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5qDNcvqFSU
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Patch Adds Camo, Bitching
5. Re: MechWarrior Online Patch Adds Camo, Bitching Nov 27, 2012, 23:23 Tom
 
Great headline, Blue.  
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News Comments > Free Bridge Constructor
8. Re: Free Bridge Constructor Nov 27, 2012, 23:18 Tom
 
Bridge It is the one I remember fondly.

http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/bridge-construction-games
 
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News Comments > Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs?
80. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 27, 2012, 20:31 Tom
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 20:13:
Slick...


... you are batshit insane.

It's an artform. One cannot help but marvel.
 
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News Comments > Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs?
77. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 27, 2012, 18:20 Tom
 
AMD ain't the answer. They're trying to shift their focus away from CPUs for PCs. They haven't been competitive with Intel for a long time anyway. With even less focus / resources put into PC CPUs, I wouldn't expect too much out of them in the future.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ultramobile-tablet-apu-cpu,18546.html

The future is Intel vs. ARM. And ARM isn't going to be in gaming PCs anytime soon, so that just leaves Intel.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
10. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 25, 2012, 19:27 Tom
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 18:12:
Everybody already has a cell phone.

Accordingly, most people are already in the state where their "movements and activities are monitored at all times". So, do these people realize they're being monitored? Do they accept it? Is it an ok tradeoff for these modern conveniences? As far as I can tell, the vast majority of people are either oblivious or ok with it. If they're oblivious, maybe some in-your-face monitoring might prompt some needed discussion. If they're ok with it, then cries of "but this is raising kids to accept it!" seem a bit dubious to me.

There is truly little privacy for those who lead typical lives in modern developed nations. Cell phones are just one of many ways to track people nowadays.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2012, 18:45 Tom
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 17:38:
Uh, rambling aside, and back to my original question... Do you guys think Google Docs is a sufficient replacement for very occasional home office needs for someone who's only previously used Office?

It's not even a sufficient replacement for Notepad.
 
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News Comments > Strike Suit Zero Funded
5. Re: Strike Suit Zero Funded Nov 20, 2012, 21:39 Tom
 
Also never heard of it. The whole robot thing seems to change things a lot at first glance. Kinda like ... Thexder in space?  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Kickstarter Reaches for the Stars
64. Re: Star Citizen Kickstarter Reaches for the Stars Nov 19, 2012, 21:27 Tom
 
Dev wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 21:18:
ASeven wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 18:55:
$6M... Publishers have to be worried at this point since $6M is enough to produce a AAA game, without marketing.
It maybe used to be, don't think it is anymore.

I think it could still be enough. But they'd need to stay focused, use an existing and mature engine without too much modification, only target one platform (PC), not take too long (2 years tops), and spend the money very wisely.

Of course, with Star Citizen, they've promised so many difficult and expensive things that it will certainly take more than $6M. But they have more than $6M, so there's at least a chance.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Kickstarter Reaches for the Stars
61. Re: Star Citizen Kickstarter Reaches for the Stars Nov 19, 2012, 20:59 Tom
 
The "putting up walls" is probably referring to the wall separating backers from non-backers with regards to various information releases from here on out.

It's described in the last KS update here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cig/star-citizen/posts/352301?ref=activity
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Kickstarter Reaches for the Stars
59. Re: Let Us Just Remember 3 Words: Nov 19, 2012, 20:11 Tom
 
SlimRam wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 18:37:
Wing Commander Movie....

Ok ok I KNOW that was a low blow but.....

THAT is what CAN HAPPEN when MILLIONS of dollars are being thrown around; I mean Chris Roberts WAS the director....

Jus sayin :)

Ouch dude, ouch! Yeah, that was a disaster, but ... Wing Commander 2!

SlimRam wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 18:37:
P.S. They REALLY need to bring back the Full Motion Video of the old games to really clinch this. I want to tell Maniac to fuck off/ not fuck off just one more time

"Where the hell are you guys?!?!"

We're still out here.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
30. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 17:58 Tom
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 17:20:
-Performance improvements. I have a small 60GB SSD and 4 megs of ram (that I will not be expanding until mid next year) and Windows 8 takes up less of that. Nice.

Windows 8 runs with 4 megs of RAM? Now that's what I call a performance improvement!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM
15. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 17, 2012, 17:55 Tom
 
Well well. Latest KS update says TrackIR support in the next stretch goal... was wondering if they'd do that, after CR boasted about the fidelity of the cockpit. I hope they implement it for real and not just as a token gesture. Serious immersion potential there if it's done right.  
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News Comments > Jailed Bohemia Interactive Devs Denied Bail
16. Re: Jailed Bohemia Interactive Devs Denied Bail Nov 17, 2012, 12:02 Tom
 
Hey hey hey hey hey. Don't be dissing the country that brought us spanakopita.

These two guys did something really dumb. Like really REALLY dumb. Now they are suffering the consequences. At least they didn't do it in the US or Russia, though. Then they would've really been screwed.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Nov 14, 2012, 21:33 Tom
 
This was no accident. Those folks behind the scenes in news make beans, hate their jobs, and live for this sort of thing. More power to em!  
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News Comments > Roberts on PC Star Citizen
28. Re: Roberts on PC Star Citizen Nov 4, 2012, 10:37 Tom
 
Yep it's sketchy as all hell but .....

SPACE SIM !!!!!!!!!!!!

The bait is just too big.

Let's look at this from the perspective of Chris Roberts for a moment. He shipped some spectacular games in his early days. Then things got messy and he had to bail. What is this project to him? Is it a chance to relive his glory days? Get the band back together? Prove to the world he's still got it? Have millions of adoring fans once again? Maybe even move on to bigger and better projects and secure his place in history as a game developer legend?

Or is it one last desperate attempt to cash in on past success? Raise all kinds of $$$, produce a mediocre-at-best product that makes a feeble attempt to please everyone and pleases nobody, and hopefully ride off into the sunset with a few million bucks (and millions of disappointed would-be fans)?

I find it hard to get a read on this guy. But I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt (for now) because he was involved with the best game ever made (Wing Commander 2) and if there's even a 1% chance of success this time I want to be a part of it. Irrational, but that's how humans can be.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 1, 2012, 17:59 Tom
 
Due diligence is a critical part of investing. If people learn this even a little bit from a $100 KS then something good will have come out of it.

Personally I thought they made the scope of OUYA pretty clear to anyone who cared to pay attention.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
11. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 28, 2012, 21:39 Tom
 
Divided we fall. Woohoo!  
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News Comments > No BF3 Color Grading Removal
16. Re: No BF3 Color Grading Removal Oct 24, 2012, 00:26 Tom
 
WTF is wrong with people. The game looks great as-is.  
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