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Signed On Jun 21, 2000, 19:26
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News Comments > The Princess Bride Ships, Demo
5. Re: if you didn't have enough Jun 18, 2008, 16:49 House
This is a collection of five really generic flash games with good art.

I guess if you're a Princess Bride super-fan it might be worth it, but there are plenty of free flash games out there for everyone else.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Bus Driver
22. Not that bad Jun 4, 2008, 12:46 House
I played through the demo and didn't think it was that bad. Visually it looks pretty old, of course, but the driving feels pretty good. If the missions were a little more varied, and the scoring more interesting (something as simple as earning medals and titles, for instance), it would be a good game.

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News Comments > Gold - Bus Driver
35. Re: No subject May 5, 2008, 17:18 House
I played the demo. It was at least a zillion times more fun than Ship Simulator. The buses actually felt decent with the keyboard.

But it looks like crap and gets boring pretty quickly, as one might expect. As one little aspect of something like GTA IV, along the lines of the taxi missions, I could see this working.

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News Comments > Sweeney: PCs Good for Anything... But Games
2. This is how a dinosaur goes extinct Mar 10, 2008, 20:23 House
"You have really low-end games with little hardware requirements, like Maple Story. That is a $100 million-a-year business."

"PCs are good for anything, just not games."

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News Comments > Stubbs the Zombie Postmortem
4. Re: No subject Jan 23, 2008, 00:37 House
It got old really fast.

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News Comments > Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Unofficial Patch
3. Re: You know... Jan 10, 2008, 16:54 House
I agree, you know a game is good when it's fun despite all of the bugs and performance issues this one shipped with.

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News Comments > The Witcher Patch
10. Re: More clarification on load times.... Dec 20, 2007, 16:06 House
Load times are for me probably a half or third what they were before. Save times are a couple of seconds at the most.

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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: No subject Nov 12, 2007, 00:35 House
You guys should have watched Abominable instead. It's "better" than Sasquatch, or something like that.

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News Comments > FreeStyle Street Basketball Freed
2. Re: No subject Oct 25, 2007, 01:04 House
This game is rinky-dink but I did play it up to level 15, the previous free-play limit. I might actually reinstall it now that you can go up higher. It's not that great, and under no possible definition is it an "MMO", but it's sometimes fun for a quick session.

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News Comments > Work at BioWare
4. Re: NWN module Aug 14, 2007, 13:50 House
The world designer job is an entry-level position, with industry experience not even preferred. This means salary will be abysmal, and the hours will be hellish, which is probably fine with whoever lands the job as he will simply be delighted to be quitting his shit job and moving to Austin to make games for a living.

Nobody with "experience in this industry", unless you count testers, will be applying for the job.

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News Comments > WoW Extended Maintenance
3. Re: Of Course! Aug 12, 2007, 17:14 House
You could just create a character on one of the many unaffected servers.

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News Comments > Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition Announced
2. Do people still buy these? Aug 10, 2007, 16:32 House
I couldn't beat Chessmaster 2000 back in the 80's, and it's not as though additional chess rules can be implemented, or as though graphics make a difference.

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News Comments > Into the Black
23. Re: Bottled water Aug 2, 2007, 05:17 House
The other day I brought a couple of bottles of water (Arrowhead spring water) with me on a trip to a museum, but as it was a hot day I drank it all up halfway through the trip. I didn't want to buy the gift shop's absurdly overpriced water, so I figured I'd just fill my bottles up at the drinking fountain. Unfortunately it was one of those fountains where the water barely trickles out, so I headed into the bathroom and filled the bottles at the sink. Luckily I was outside when I went to take a sip, as I was literally forced to spit it out on the sidewalk, it was so foul.

That's why I drink bottled water. At home, I don't mind the tap water as long as it's filtered. But there's no telling what the water will be like wherever I'm at when I'm out. Occasionally it's good but usually it's pretty bad. I could care less how "pure" and "healthy" the tap water is, if it tastes terrible.

I honestly think that most people who ridicule bottled water are not water drinkers. Or else their taste buds are shot.

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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Too sexy for my bus Jul 16, 2007, 21:38 House
How can this article not include a photo?

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Ship Simulator 2008
11. Throw it back Jul 13, 2007, 16:42 House
I tried out the 2006 demo. I guess it's just not my thing, because there was nothing to do. Usually I don't enjoy simulations because they are too complex, with too many commands, but in this game there are only two or three things you do to operate the boat, and absolutely no challenge.

With nothing to do I resorted to making tight, fast turns, in hopes that some of my passengers would fall overboard. Hopefully that's something they've implemented in this newer version.

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News Comments > Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising Testing
2. Re: No subject May 31, 2007, 20:02 House
Makes sense when you consider that most games come out in the autumn.

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News Comments > Space Empires V Patch
1. No subject Oct 17, 2006, 22:13 House
Man, for a second I read that as Space Vampires, which would've been so cool...

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News Comments > Black Buccaneer Delay
2. Re: let the Crunch Time ritual begin Sep 6, 2006, 18:32 House
This game has been in stores for weeks, at least in the U.S. Though I usually like pirate games, and the graphics in this one were decent, the controls and level design really brought it down.

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News Comments > Vampire Patch
5. Re: No subject Aug 23, 2006, 01:59 House
Meh, how many buge where in the initial version of this game?

Several hundred, probably, no exaggeration, with some quite serious. Troika had great designers, good artists, and some of the shittiest programmers in the industry.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Total Overdose
12. Re: ícaramba! Sep 29, 2005, 18:11 House
The demo was actually kind of fun, though the main character's one-liners were beyond terrible (Something like "Hey, man, where did you get your clothes? Khakis 'R' Us?" kept playing after I killed enemies). Also, they could have made up a better title that fit the game's theme. Still, having never heard of the game beforehand I thought the demo was pretty good. Better than Serious Sam 2's demo, though that's not saying much.

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