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Signed On Apr 1, 2001, 15:53
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: AGEIA May 5, 2006, 17:41 VoodooV
I miss the days where not every card needed a monster heatsink/fan

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News Comments > Crusade Announced
19. limp swords and sorcery May 3, 2006, 12:31 VoodooV
WW2 RPG? Dude, if that idea gets out to the game devs, we're gonna get 50 WW2 RPGs by the end of next year. NEIN!!

hey, if they're anything even remotely similar to Silent Storm..bring it on!

point is, I don't fucking care..just NOT wizards and warriors..k? Thats the ONLY requirement.

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News Comments > Crusade Announced
7. Re: No subject May 3, 2006, 00:14 VoodooV
Still, the rant still stands.

the fantasy knights and wizards and swords and sorcery genre has been so abused and overdone. I'm so tired of it. I want to like Oblivion, I really do, but I just can't bring myself to play this game because of the setting...sorry, I'm sure its a great game, but its just been done ok?

Give me more KOTOR, give me cyberpunk, give me an WW2 RPG, give me ANYTHING except fantasy.....PLEASE?!?!

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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
5. Re: Government Research Apr 24, 2006, 00:28 VoodooV
it's still not the same thing as INVENTING the Internet. No one person can make that do so is utter arrogance and ego stroking.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: PS2 Apr 21, 2006, 14:29 VoodooV
I just may hit this up since I still have yet to play Ace Combat 5. Its just so hard to drop that much for a small handful of games though

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Plane Crash Apr 18, 2006, 19:03 VoodooV
wouldn't there be a depression in the ground in its wake also?

everything looks like it was placed there...not crashed into the ground

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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode One Preloads Soon
33. Re: I'm not gonna buy it Apr 15, 2006, 15:36 VoodooV
I have to agree with CROCO...who are these people who play through the game lightning fast and don't stop to smell the roses. The same people that feel they need to race levels for no other reason than to say they got there first.

cuz it just doesn't seem like a coincidence that whenever someone comes in and says, "oh, I finished the game in X hours. Its always followed very closely by someone else who says they beat it in X-Y hours. competition is all fine and dandy..but this is is a single player game we're talking about. I mean really, do you watch movies at 2X speed just so you can say you watched it faster than your peers?

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Chrome Hounds Apr 15, 2006, 01:43 VoodooV
I want to check out Chromehounds too..but why do all their mech designs look like a stiff breeze will knock them over?

Its just hard to buy into the idea that these are weapons of war when they all have these tiny tiny pivot points that look like they'll snap under the least bit of stress.

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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode One Preloads Soon
7. Re: This is great news! Apr 15, 2006, 01:39 VoodooV
you honestly think they're going to provide answers in the first episode? they're going to draw it out as long as they can. In all likelyhood, they'll leave you hanging at the end of these episodes too.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. No subject Apr 14, 2006, 22:28 VoodooV
I have to chuckle at the people talking tough about the climb because its only 5.7

yes, 5.7 is easy if you have experience, but us sane people always use rope and a competent belay partner. comparing that to a solo 5.7 is just fucking stupid and reeks of poser

its like comparing top rope to lead climbing...its a completely different game. if you're going to talk tough about it..sac up and go solo it yourself if 5.7 is so easy.

till then, stfu and respect the feat.
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News Comments > Why No KOTOR3?
41. No subject Apr 2, 2006, 00:47 VoodooV
not to hijack..but i've heard so much good press about oblivion, but once I heard it was a fantasy/swords/sorcery/etc genre..I got turned off..yes. I'm one of those people. I enjoy the occasional knights in shining armor tale, but in general, I think the genre gets abused quite heavily. just my personal opinion on the matter, not saying its bad or anything.

so what does oblivion have to offer that is so compelling that might bring someone such as myself to the table?

(note: I have no idea if this post came out coherently due to being liquored up on 64 oz of IPA.)

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News Comments > Why No KOTOR3?
31. Re: No subject Mar 31, 2006, 22:41 VoodooV
I call BS on anyone who 'predicted' the twist.

sure it was obvious they were going to bring back Revan, it was crazy suspicious how they spent so much time talking about a character made purely for the game who was already 'dead' before you even start the game. But I call BS on anyone who claims to have predicted that Revan was you.
/end spoiler

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News Comments > Why No KOTOR3?
30. Re: No subject Mar 31, 2006, 22:33 VoodooV
they need to make the next KOTOR more challenging, something that requires a few more synapses than just mashing the master flurry button. and its way too easy to become uber. There aren't enough moments in the game where you actually feel tension because you totally outclass every foe.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. No subject Mar 28, 2006, 00:28 VoodooV
XP is useless fluff only if you had 2K and thats true even today. If you have 2K, there is NO reason to upgrade unless you're buying a new PC. yeah, if you're still running on 98, XP is awesome, but please, most people had started to move over to 2K, so the change was already happening when XP came out. when push comes to shove to your standard no frills gamer, there is no diff between 2k and XP, and thus, no reason to upgrade. Sure XP is the gold standard now, only because its been out for a long time now and people have had time to migrate to it and hardware caught up to it, we all bitched at one point about the, then, steep requirements for XP

Bottom line is that Gamers won't upgrade until they start to see more and more games that say Vista is supported on the system requirements. As much as I would like to play Halo 2 finally, ONE game isn't enough to make me switch. until then, I'll tinker with it at work, but it won't touch my home computer till things stabilize

XP is to 2K, the same way 98 was to 95. XPSP2 is to XP the same way 98SE is to 98. So if they follow true to form, Vista will be the new 95, it will inevitably be replaced by something that is essentially the same thing under the hood, but updated...which is exactly what 98 was to 95

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News Comments > Koster Leaves SOE
13. Re: No subject Mar 24, 2006, 12:30 VoodooV
that's not really surprising though is it? does anyone ever make a speech about how something is their fault anymore? Its always something ELSE that seems to be at fault.

I'll admit that I know squat about that particular situation though.

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News Comments > Koster Leaves SOE
10. Re: No subject Mar 24, 2006, 11:32 VoodooV
he always came across to me as one of those guys who is just convinced of their own intelligence. I remember the pre-release days of SWG when I was on their forums a lot, someone showed me a link to one of Raph's thesis on MMO design and it just seemed so full of himself. I cant help but to think you don't need a diploma to design a fun multiplayer game. so it seemed to me SWG's tragedy was an example of how one can overthink a problem when the solution needn't be so ridiculously complicated.

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News Comments > Gold - Auto Assault
19. No subject Mar 22, 2006, 16:24 VoodooV
I was also in game..but not 15/month fun. sorry NetDevil. I only got up to lvl 30 or so before I got bored. One thing I liked during the time I did play was that I never felt the grind. there were so many missions to do that I never really felt the need to go find some high XP area and farm. granted, many of the missions were repetitive...but if I had to choose between repetitive missions and mindless farming. I'll take the missions, at least they give you the illusion that you've got a purpose in the game besides mindlessly racing towards level X, only to do it again for level X+1

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. No subject Mar 22, 2006, 09:23 VoodooV
So at what point does it become illegal for someone to blackmail a corporation to stop Comedy Central from airing the scientology.

I mean I know there is no free speech over the airwaves (or here for that matter) but I'm just floored how Cruise doesn't seem to realize, or care how unethical his actions are. I mean seriously Tom, grow a spine.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
118. Re: Southpark Mar 15, 2006, 22:58 VoodooV
I was referring to your statement that science can explain everything in the universe. Perhaps science can. But isn't it taking to an extreme (or maybe even taking a leap of faith) to say that science can explain EVERYTHING out there, despite the vast unknowns in the universe around us and that beyond the near? I believe science is the best belief system because it supports its assertions with fact but perhaps there could exist things beyond the scope and extension of science. My point being: science can be dogmatic, too. It's not just religious zealots who take things on faith. I think most people believe in Einstein's theory of relativity, but how many of us understand the mathematical proof behind it? The vast, vast majority do not. Yet we believe in it (even if it is somewhat counterintuitive) because big smart scientists told us it was so.

well put!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
117. No subject Mar 15, 2006, 22:32 VoodooV
I find this contempt for science disturbing. Sure, there are a lot of nutjobs out there working 'in the name of science' but it doesn't change the fundamentals of what is good science and how it should be carried out. You can argue all you want, I'll still rather ascribe to the scientific process than accept things out of blind faith.

this is where you misunderstand. I have no contempt for science. I very much lean more towards science than faith As I have already stated, I just don't think its healthy to have one without the other.

I have contempt for those that believe that their understanding of our place in the universe is better or superior to anyone elses. I'm not saying you do. but as you have admitted, there are people like that out there. be they religious or scientific it makes no difference to me. a unethical priest may believe he is 'closer to god' than his followers are. in just the same way an arrogant scientist may believe that their knowledge makes them superior to the rest of us. THAT is what I have contempt for. Its these kinds of people that always seem to get the most press, while the rest of us who are closer to center go unheard.

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