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Signed On Apr 1, 2001, 15:53
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3. Re: Bioshock Aug 30, 2007, 11:58 VoodooV
normally, yeah, I would agree that disabling AV while gaming is good. But AVG has been so well behaved and inconspicuous for me that I just don't bother.

Though of course, if you're tech savvy enough, one can argue why you would even need AV software period.

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News Comments > Newell: Vista-Only DX10 "A Mistake"
79. No subject Aug 30, 2007, 00:14 VoodooV
what I don't get is that there are already rumors about yet another new Windows OS for 2009. So assuming that's even remotely true, Vista sounds like the OS that everyone can just skip. Why waste your money when another one is just around the corner and XP isn't "broke"

some of the things that Vista has for businesses sure sounds great and all, but it just doesn't make any business sense to buy Vista now, only to have a new OS in '09 and MS starts their campaign to forcibly make Vista obsolete in order to get you to buy the next one. It's complete and absolute lunacy that MS needs to slam their own product and force obsolescence on it in order to entice you to buy their next product.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. No subject Aug 29, 2007, 23:58 VoodooV
kinda hard to feel sympathy for those Valve workers when virtually every other workplace in the universe wouldn't allow entertainment software of any kind..ever.

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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: No subject Aug 28, 2007, 18:44 VoodooV
you're making the rather large assumption that everyone agrees that all of those are A list games.

But to be fair, "The A List" is rather subjective.

For example, As much as I love Bioshock, there are plenty of people out there that really don't think it's all that great. And I can see where they're coming from too. It copies System Shock 2 a little bit too much sometimes. Is it a great game, or is it just a case of people standing on the shoulders of giants?

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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: PC Gaming will never die Aug 28, 2007, 13:02 VoodooV
VoodooV you would be WRONG. Bioshock was the same on both systems, and even graphically better then the 360 version if you have the hardware. Granted there is an issue of not being able to remap all the keys, but that pales in compairison to say Oblivion obvious consolitis.

What rock have you been hiding under? You go to any forum and you'll be told about the many gamestopping bugs and crashes in the PC version. Sure you can argue that the console version has some of the same bugs too. But what is obvious is that the Console version is considered a higher priority than the PC version, and that the console bugs are without a doubt, less severe than the PC version. That seems to be the way things have been going for a while now.

Sure you can even argue that it's not the game's fault, but the video card drivers. But that still illustrates the point of why consoles are outselling the PC. The average user simply doesn't want to deal with always having to update their drivers.

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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: PC Gaming will never die Aug 28, 2007, 00:00 VoodooV
such a clever title. Just ask the author how clever it is.

I'm sorry, but while there is always going to be PC gaming. As long as consoles offer a unified platform so that programmers only have to consider one hardware configuration instead of millions, Consoles will continue to take over. Consoles have taken the lead because it simply makes business sense to make console games more than PC games. Every game that manages to have a dual release of both console and PC. The PC version has always ended up being a crappy port with little thought put into it and many bugs. Our latest evidence of this is Bioshock.

Don't get me wrong. I will always love PC gaming more than consoles. But lets face reality. Those us who grew up with gaming in the 80s and 90s. Few developers make games like that anymore. Gaming has become more mainstream now, so niche games like sims and the hard core RPGs just don't cut it anymore. They don't make enough money. I hate it too..but it's reality. I too use to cry abomination whenever I saw an FPS game on a console. But sadly. I go where the games go. And that means that thanks to games like Bioshock and Gears of War, I'm slowly getting less and less annoyed with FPS games on the console. People adapt. It's what we do.

Your ONLY consolation prize is that you can make the arguement that PC gaming really hasn't died. It's merely shifted. It can definitely be said that consoles didn't beat PCs. Consoles became MORE LIKE PCs which is why they are becoming more and more popular.

You want to have a resurrection of PC gaming? Convince the video card makers to stop charging so much for the top of the line cards. Sorry, but we just really don't fucking need quad SLI or whatever overkill configuration they've dreamed up lately. There used to be a day when the best cards were available for 200 dollars or less. Bring that back and then maybe PC gaming will come back to what we loved back in the 80s and 90s.

Till then, I'm loving my PS2, 360, and Wii. I still game with my PC, but less and less.

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News Comments > BioShock Score
11. No subject Aug 24, 2007, 16:58 VoodooV
don't exactly need to be a rocket scientist to realize that CE's have always been marketed towards people who aren't exactly frugal with their money.

what's that? a worthless figurine? take my money, please!

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News Comments > BioShock Activations Upped, Widescreen Patch Planned
40. No subject Aug 24, 2007, 01:28 VoodooV
I was on the fence for a long time, but whoduvthunkit that I'd actually be glad I got a shooter for a console instead of for PC.

Though how the fuck does the widescreen bug get ignored.

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News Comments > Game for Windows Announcements
1. No subject Aug 23, 2007, 13:13 VoodooV
Games for Windows: Hurting PC Gaming more than helping.

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News Comments > BioShock Demo
35. Re: No subject Aug 20, 2007, 21:33 VoodooV
We’ll never see a game as engaging as System Shock 2 again

Translation: Any game that requires more buttons than a console controller offers is obviously too complex for the masses to comprehend.

You mean I have to press "I" to look at my inventory?? ZOMG!! my brain hurtz!

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News Comments > BioShock Demo
33. No subject Aug 20, 2007, 21:23 VoodooV
anyone out there play both the PC and 360 demos and have any comparisons/contrasts to make?

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News Comments > Gold - BioShock
84. Re: ... Aug 10, 2007, 21:36 VoodooV
sorry, but screenshots mean dick. The fact that they refer to this game a shooter first and an RPG second is enough to make me not place any idiotic faith in pre-hype.

give me a demo, or else you've got nothing.

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News Comments > Gold - BioShock
77. No subject Aug 10, 2007, 12:37 VoodooV
How exactly do these screenshots ease the fear of consolitis? Consolitis is in how the game plays, not how the game looks.

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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. No subject Aug 7, 2007, 23:43 VoodooV
I pride myself on my ability to multitask, but damn. Who can possibly be against this ban?

but on the other can they possibly enforce this short of activating the GPS in your cell and noting that the cell was moving 60mph while the txt was sent

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News Comments > Steam Beta
14. Re: Got Messenger covered then... Aug 7, 2007, 00:17 VoodooV
want fries with that?

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Japanese Porn Industry Embraces Blu Aug 2, 2007, 18:47 VoodooV
Don't forget the fundamental rule that the more someone objects to porn or claims that they never touch it, they usually end up having bigger, more raunchier, collections of porn than anyone else.

I tend to agree with Charlie Six that we're all a bunch of hypocritical bastards. The porn industry has to get all their money from somewhere and it can't be just a relatively few people with large wallets. It has to be widespread.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: 40GB PS3 Jul 26, 2007, 20:44 VoodooV
Tumbler I have to disagree. One of the reasons I would purchase a PS3 is cause I have never owned a PS2 and there are so many titles for it I would purchase.

Huh?! you want to buy a PS3 so you can play PS2 games???? Dude, let me help you out a bit. If you want to play PS2 games, buy a...PS2.

You'll get a hell of a lot more value out of a PS2 than you will a PS3. Might even have some money left over to buy games with too!

as for the HD-DVD drive. Sorry to both Sony and MS, I don't give a shit if you guys are giving the drives away. I'm not touching any of the formats until this pathetic "war" is over

Hell even that isn't a guaruntee. neither format adds anything dramatically important enough to me to upgrade.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. so.. Jul 25, 2007, 12:55 VoodooV
so why should I buy Vista if there is yet another OS on the way?

XP has been around for a long time, why the fuck should I upgrade to Vista, only to upgrade to the next OS in a few years.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. No subject Jul 23, 2007, 21:54 VoodooV
Moore's Law is not a law for christ's sake!

It's an extremely intelligent observation that's managed to hold up for a very long time, but it's not a law.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: No subject Jul 23, 2007, 21:45 VoodooV
I'm sure Arena will be a marginally enjoyable game, but christ! Yet another raping of a once great franchise.

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