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Real Name Eric Phillips   
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Nickname DrSquick
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Signed On Mar 29, 2012, 18:44
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User ID 57381
 
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News Comments > Orcs Must Die! Unchained & Hero Academies Closing
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2019, 22:53 DrSquick
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 7, 2019, 18:56:
Well, good.

I loved OMD1 and 2, played them a ton, even convinced my COOP people to play them a bit with me, but none of us wanted the F2P version. The sooner all these F2P microtransaction cash grabs, and mobile spinoffs die, the better.


Same here... OMD1 was amazing, and luckily I had a buddy that wanted to duo OMD2. Duoing the whole game with the same person was an incredible gaming experience!

I tried the OMD Unchained game, and it felt like a cross between OMD and a MOBA, and I just couldn't get into it. I don't want to fight other people, I want to make crazy trap mazes that hordes of AI go through and die; then play with trap configs until we get it right. I think OMD2 holds up really well, and is still one of the best 2 player co-op games!
 
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News Comments > Discord Store Undercuts Epic With 10% Split
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2018, 19:01 DrSquick
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 14, 2018, 18:51:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 14, 2018, 18:48:
Oh Snap!
Merry XMas MoFos
uh wait, wat
How is this good for the consumer???

What does Steam do to justify a 30% cut? Great customer support? An app that's better than moderately passable? It took them 15 years to offer a return policy even! Their server craps itself every sale, voice chat fails 10% of the time.

Distributors in other sectors like IT hardware and software thrive on less than a 1% cut! Here's the financials for Ingram Micro, the largest software/hardware distributor in the world. They made $215M in after-expense income on $43 BILLION in sales. That's 0.49%.
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 14, 2018, 18:51:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 14, 2018, 18:48:
Oh Snap!
Merry XMas MoFos
uh wait, wat
How is this good for the consumer???

What does Steam do to justify a 30% cut? Great customer support? An app that's better than moderately passable? It took them 15 years to offer a return policy even! Their server craps itself every sale, voice chat fails 10% of the time.

Distributors in other sectors like IT hardware and software thrive on less than a 1% cut! Here's the financials for Ingram Micro, the largest software/hardware distributor in the world. They made $215M in after-expense income on $43 BILLION in sales. That's 0.49%. https://ingrammicro.gcs-web.com/node/21876/html
 
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 19 Trailer
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2018, 18:38 DrSquick
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 10, 2018, 14:27:
They keep making these, so they must be selling them...

It's my guilty pleasure... I buy it every four years or so, and it's a blast to put on a show or listen to a podcast and just farm. They have a good curve too. You start with a slow and narrow machine and just one field. Then every couple hours of playing you can upgrade until you are at the point that you have dozens of plots and giant multi-million dollar machines.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2018, 14:35 DrSquick
 
Wow that article about the poor overworked USPS worker is the most millennial garbage I've ever read.

We feel enslaved by our largest customer's overwhelming amount of work, even though we are paid very well for a job a robot can do in five years, have a pension, get paid time and a half for OT.

I guarantee you we will see those exact people bitching about Amazon's automated delivery vehicles taking their beloved jobs in a few years.
 
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News Comments > HELLGATE: London Returning (Again) Next Month
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2018, 14:01 DrSquick
 
Why didn't you guys like this game? I have very fond memories of it when it came out. It was a first-person shooter version of Diablo. I remember the weapons being super varied and interesting and the game being a fun mindless monster stomp.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 27, 2018, 20:59 DrSquick
 
Couldn't agree more... It seems like he thinks he is too big to fail. I figured this SEC thing would maybe cost him a few million, but, "and to bar Musk from serving as an officer or director of a public company." Woah... That would be pretty crazy to have him removed from Tesla completely!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2018, 11:54 DrSquick
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 29, 2018, 11:11:
I seem to remember Tom's being wholly discredited back around like '04 or '06. I never use it for anything real - occasional troubleshooting Googles send me to their forums (never helpful), otherwise I just really like their hierarchies and avoid anything else.

Can't find anything that's lining up with my belief, though. I could be misremembering, but I thought most abandoned it ages ago.

He sold the site around that time. He was actually a medical doctor that liked tech, but never really liked the editorial side, so he sold the site.

So you are right, around that time it was no longer run by Tom. It's ever worse now because their model is to find highly searched terms in Google and then quickly write content that day for those terms. Icky!
 
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News Comments > No 2019 Assassin's Creed
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2018, 14:24 DrSquick
 
I'm hoping they took my advice and are pivotting to make the next game a battle royal MOBA-style MMO on the blockchain!  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2018, 11:26 DrSquick
 
Timmeh wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 11:15:
DrSquick wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 11:11:
I ignored NMS for the first couple years and picked it up when it was $15 I think. I definitely got my $15 out of it. So if it goes on deep sale like that again and you like games where you explore, mine stuff to make bigger stuff, and it now has a pretty good story line; get it.

Your statement completely freaks me out....

"I ignored NMS for the first COUPLE of years"

WTF happened to the last couple of years? wasn't this game released like last week?

*sigh*

1999 was almost 20 years ago.

I like to remind my wife that her favorite songs were 20+ years old. She appreciates it.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2018, 11:11 DrSquick
 
I ignored NMS for the first couple years and picked it up when it was $15 I think. I definitely got my $15 out of it. So if it goes on deep sale like that again and you like games where you explore, mine stuff to make bigger stuff, and it now has a pretty good story line; get it.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2018, 20:20 DrSquick
 
Does anyone remember playing LORD - Legend of the Red Dragon on a BBS? It was a turn-based multiplayer game where every real world day would advance to the next turn, and everyone would dial in and do their turn for that day.  
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News Comments > Fallout Tease?
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 29, 2018, 22:18 DrSquick
 
99% chance it is a sequel to the mobile base building game released about a year ago, I think.

Except this time... It is a battle royale game, and has real money loot boxes!

OHHH YEAH! Isn't that what everyone wants!?

But really, if it is a true sequel to Fallout or TES, I'd be very excited!
 
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News Comments > Unreal Turns 20 - Get Unreal Gold for Free
21. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2018, 23:03 DrSquick
 
Cutter wrote on May 22, 2018, 22:25:
I was mad for UT. Loved it a metric fuckton more than Doom, Quake, et al. UT CTF, good times.

2 Towers will always hold a special place for me... I remember sitting in the enemy tower sniping people in the back using my laser trackball. That stupid thing gathered more nastiness than any mouse, but man did I love it...
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky NEXT Adds Multiplayer in July
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2018, 21:21 DrSquick
 
I know people love to hate this game, but I bought it for about $20 or maybe even less in this past Winter, and I thought it was a very fun chill game if you like exploring, crafting, and mining. I understand it was WAAAAY oversold, but if you go into it expecting a $20 game, I thought it was a very nice game to play while watching Netflix or a stream.  
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News Comments > Deckard Cain Coming to HotS to Stay Awhile and Talk
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2018, 15:22 DrSquick
 
Being a MOBA I think they need to tweak some of the abilities...

"Stay a while and listen... To me banging your mom."

"I identify many things, like how bad you are at this game"

"The Horadrim are gone, but your virginity will remain forever"

 
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News Comments > StarCraft Is Life: A 20th Anniversary Celebration
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2018, 21:52 DrSquick
 
Ant wrote on Mar 31, 2018, 21:19:
20 years already? I'm old.

Remember a song that came out in 1991? That's like 10 years old, right?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2018, 22:43 DrSquick
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 11:51:
Okay, having a Con Ed. person sitting there 24/7 is not only odd, it is simply crazy. Never heard of such a thing. I'm glad the power lines in my neighborhood are underground. Power outages for me are always large deals which are almost always quickly addressed.

A different power company does the same thing in Michigan. After every storm the radio is filled with commercials letting us know that EVERY DTE Energy employee, including entry-level phone people, are dispatched after a storm to watch downed power lines.

I truly feel safe knowing that a 19 year old phone rep with one hour of training is taking care of me.

But I will say, less than a week ago when this same storm hit us I had an 8,000 volt line dragged down to my metal fence by a fallen tree 25' from my main entrance. I was a bit freaked out... I didn't touch the fence, the kids were not allowed out unless they were held by us. Even the power company employee that came the next day sorta did a limbo to not touch the possible energized fence. Our power flickered like crazy while the line was down, but we never went out, and I never saw a spark, so I have no idea if it was actually energized.

Power is scary yo...
 
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News Comments > Subnautica Surfaces
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2018, 22:23 DrSquick
 
Very great game! If you can do it, play without Googling anything about it. It has a great storyline that would probably be totally lost if you learn about it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2018, 20:59 DrSquick
 
I wish you well with your house/moving/job issue. I know moving to another state is wildly stressful, and I can imagine in her position something must have been pretty wrong for this to not work out.

I'd encourage you to think a bit if you want some land like you would have had (I think) in Pennsylvania. My family and I moved from a typical suburban house to almost the identical house on 5 acres, and it is amazing. We are still only 8 minutes from a grocery store, 20 minutes from a major town of 200k+ people, and 35 minutes from a massive city. But if I want to walk out to my garden nekkid I can, and not a soul will see me. I don't need to have curtains on my first floor windows any more, and it is a regular occurrence to have deer or a bunch of turkeys outside my window during my breakfast.

The breaking point for me was when I was carrying a 10 foot long 2x4 board sideways at my old house and I managed to hit both my house and my neighbor's house at the same time. I stopped and said, you got to be kidding me, my neighbor's house is closer to mine than the width of a tiny bedroom?

I know somewhat rural life is not for everyone, and some people love living in the middle of the city. But I hear Northern NY is incredibly beautiful, and you might be able to snag an awesome house on a bunch of land for way less than you are paying now if that's what you want.

Anyways, I have visited your site 3x-4x per day for the last 15 years at least, and hope you and your wife find exactly what will make you happy!
 
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News Comments > VIVE Pro and Wireless Adaptor Announced
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 21:17 DrSquick
 
I tried a Rift dev kit 2 a few years ago and was quite unimpressed. However, I recently tried and immediately bought a current gen Rift with the hand controls, and am very impressed! The refresh rate on the hand and head tracking are amazing! The slightest movement by your hands is tracked in absolute real time.

I still get wicked motion sickness if I try traditional locomotion; but sitting games or teleportion works great.

My main complaint at the moment is quality games are pretty rare. Robo Recall is fantastic, but is only 5ish hours of play. The rest I've tried are pretty hollow and offer an hour or so of play each. Resolution is still too low to read anything that is not blown up huge.

It's an unbelievable experience. I hope the technology keeps evolving to advance the resolution, and hopefully games improve a bit; but I'm guessing there needs to be more headsets out there to provide the market base for the technology.
 
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