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Signed On Oct 18, 2008, 23:18
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Dec 9, 2017, 00:12 gsilver
 
I once had an egg pop in my mouth. It was about as much fun as one would expect.  
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News Comments > DOOM VFR Released
9. Re: DOOM VFR Released Dec 1, 2017, 09:46 gsilver
 
Well, at least the negative reviews so far have mostly been about issues that are patchable. Hopefully they fix it.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 28, 2017, 08:48 gsilver
 
Re: YouTube battery drain:
Iíve been using version 12.41 and have had problems with it draining the battery while not in use, but according to the article, only 12.42 and 12.43 were affected...

Well, hereís hoping that it fixes it...
 
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News Comments > Get Flight Unlimited 2K16 for Free
5. Re: Get Flight Unlimited 2K16 for Free Nov 25, 2017, 18:07 gsilver
 
...

ew.

I 'membered the original Flight Unlimited being a showcase title back in the day. This... I'd feel ashamed to have it in my account.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2017, 08:35 gsilver
 
Ick. The worst part of the time change is when you arenít able to sleep through it.

I woke up at the first 1am, had the clock run back to 1am again an hour later.
...and was still awake after 4.

Finally got some sleep, but woke up at used-to-be-7-but-is-now-6

Woo. Facing the first day of dreary winter time on 4 hours of sleep.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2017, 11:54 gsilver
 
The end of DST is very much losing an hour to me, since it means that Iíll be in the office an hour later every night, and will no longer get an hour of sunlight after work. Now itís maybe a few minutes, if I leave early.

Uck. Canít we just stay on DST year round?

//And thatís ignoring the fact that Iíve been getting tired and waking up too early... My body would love the clocks to spring forward!
 
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News Comments > PUBG as a Service: No Sequel Plans
28. Re: PUBG as a Service: No Sequel Plans Oct 23, 2017, 18:11 gsilver
 
And remember:
If there's anyone on the service that you don't like and they killed you in game, after a match with them, just say that you're a Twitch streamer and they stream sniped you.
 
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News Comments > Hawken PC Sunset Coming
6. Re: Hawken PC Sunset Coming Oct 3, 2017, 00:52 gsilver
 
They did add bot matches recently in the co-op team deathmatch mode. Though the AI is rather bad.  
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News Comments > No More Arkham Games?
10. Re: No More Arkham Games? Sep 12, 2017, 08:49 gsilver
 
If they recast him, I hope we at least get Will Arnett..
 
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News Comments > Get Mirage: Arcane Warfare Free Today
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 6, 2017, 14:07 gsilver
 
I liked Chivalry but never got around to trying this one (I was usually busy the times that they had free weekends)

Gonna give it a try this weekend. Probably.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
5. Re: Morning Previews Sep 2, 2017, 00:49 gsilver
 
El Pit wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 10:29:
If even Limit Theory is released before Star Citizen, then there is the final proof that Star Citizen will NEVER see the light of day in the promised state.
No Citizen's Sky?

Well, at least one can say that they've been pretty open about Star Citizen's progress (even if it isn't going as hoped and is becoming massively bloated)

...All I wanted was a new single-player Wing Commander game
 
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News Comments > Starway Fleet Launches
2. Re: Starway Fleet Launches Aug 29, 2017, 14:42 gsilver
 
This pretty much looks like exactly the kind of game that I want.
Space battles. Capital ships. Not bogged down by economy sims that I don't care about.

It's pretty cheap, so I'll give it a shot.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2017, 08:58 gsilver
 
Wow. I wish that I could say that I was surprised, but after renting the upstairs of a house and having the downstairs tenant insisting having the heater at ludicrous levels and talking about nearly freezing to death while I was baking and had big boxes over every heater vent... then I found out it was because they left the window open and never thought to check. This was after a month, in November.

After that, no example of human stupidity will surprise me. Or at least that's what I want to believe.

When I was a kid, I liked getting rare denominations like both kinds of dollar coins, 2 dollar bills, and even had some old coins like the nickel one cent coins.
 
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News Comments > Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales
43. Re: Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales Aug 10, 2017, 17:26 gsilver
 
Maybe part of it was too many open beta events. I certainly had had my fill of the game before it even officially came out.  
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News Comments > Grimoire - Heralds of the Winged Exemplar Takes Flight
24. Re: Grimoire - Heralds of the Winged Exemplar Takes Flight Aug 5, 2017, 23:20 gsilver
 
As for game length, I recently heard the best explanation of why overly long games are bad when listening to old episodes of the TOVG podcast: It's very much like a clingy relationship.
"Come on. I just want to try other games"
"No! You have to spend all your time with me! Over 100 hours!"

And then, if you do take a break and go back, you find that the relationship is gone.
 
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News Comments > Grimoire - Heralds of the Winged Exemplar Takes Flight
23. Re: Grimoire - Heralds of the Winged Exemplar Takes Flight Aug 5, 2017, 23:17 gsilver
 
I looked at the reviews, and IMO, only one of the negative reviews thus far has any weight behind it (the 8 hour one). The others were 1.5 hours or less knee-jerk responses.

I'm kinda-sorta interested in the game, but I'll wait until stuff like actual professional reviews are out.
 
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News Comments > Sundered Released
3. Re: Sundered Released Jul 29, 2017, 00:32 gsilver
 
A game that I was potentially interested in, ruined by bland auto gen level design.

Seriously, give me an 8-hour experience with crafted levels, and I'll be happy. Don't scream "replayability" while making even the first playthrough be bland and uninteresting.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
8. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 22, 2017, 08:06 gsilver
 
Like they even needed this to make their network even more unusable. It already takes forever for my phone to load up even simple web pages. Video? Don't even bother.
And this is on a supposedly 4g connection.

Of course, the signal drops to near nothing if I were to say, go downstairs in my house, and my workplace (even outside) and even downtown are pretty much dead zones.

Meanwhile, my friends $40 tracphone runs circles around my Note 4 because reasons.
 
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News Comments > Lode Runner Legacy Next Month
7. Re: Lode Runner Legacy Next Month Jun 29, 2017, 15:07 gsilver
 
Yeah. It was a bit of a project to do it. Floppies are really delicate, so I bought an Atari -> USB adapter a while back and copied all that I could.

Though I kind of curse my folks for being so poor "Backup Main Programs Disk" ended up being entirely different than "Main Programs Disk" because they wouldn't spring for extra floppies (which extended into the AOL days, when we exclusively used those... and AOL used bargain-basement quality media; lots of painful data loss happened there)

BUT... I saved what I could, and my Lode Runner levels were part of it.
I emailed myself the entire archive and put backups all over the place. Nothing short of the internet going out and my house going up in flames will destroy them now.

Though the rom of the Atari XE version of Lode Runner is kind of hard to find (even though the cartridge itself is common). Sites generally like to have the inferior Atari 800 version, instead. It really wouldn't be practical to hook up an *actual* Atari these days.
 
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News Comments > Lode Runner Legacy Next Month
5. Re: Lode Runner Legacy Next Month Jun 29, 2017, 14:14 gsilver
 
Woah. I totally didn't know about the ZX Games version.


I should make a project of copying over my old Atari levels into that.

And I definitely like the "classic" look over what they're going for in this remake.
 
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