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1481  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 9/11 conspiracy video on: May 30, 2006, 07:17:39 PM
Quote from: "Dafones"

But, if there is one thing that has always bugged me about 9/11, right from day one, is that the collapse of the two towers has always struck me as odd. Not that I have anything to compare it to - nothing at all - but the way both towers fell has always seemed very, I don't know, precise. Very controlled. Very clean. I would just naturally assume that there would be more chaos to their destruction if they were to fall after being struck as they were.

To what would you attribute this assumption? You said it yourself that you have nothing to compare it to. Let me try to find the connection. Its Hollywood, isn't it? Hollywood tells us that buildings shouldn't collapse cleanly or without a big fireball. To which I say, that's Hollywood, and it almost never gets reality right because reality is a little too "boring".

So lets think about the reality of the tower collapsing. One support beam ruptures, causing catastrophic failure of a floor, which causes the whole floor to fall to the floor below it. Granted, it doesn't all fall at the same time, but its close enough to make the entire floor below it fail at almost the same time. And each time the floor beneath gets closer and closer to collapsing all at once because at a certain point it doesn't matter if mass X arrives at the north side 0.5 seconds before mass Y arrives at the south side.

To the human eye it looks like the entire floor is collapsing in a neat, orderly manner, because it is, because of physics, because that's the way the building was meant to fail.

To say one expected the building to fail otherwise is an insult to the architecht and engineers who built it. I mean, if I were building a skyscraper I'd make damn sure it failed catastrophically inward, rather than falling outward and damaging other buildings.
1482  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / System Exclusives - Who wins? on: May 11, 2006, 07:27:09 PM
Quote from: "Scott"

I think, at the end of the day, that software will sell the systems, and the price of the systems won't mean a lot in the end.  I also think that it is the exclusives to each system that really tip the balance.

Personally, as a PC gamer who also plays consoles, price of hardware makes a huge difference. I don't go out and buy video cards over $200, and I only buy a new CPU every 2 years. That kind of cheapness transfers over to the consoles where I don't see myself spending $600 on a game system.

Maybe its just me, but my wallet can't afford buying PC games AND buying a new console AND buying games for both.
1483  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [ps3] Metal Gear Solid 4 - 15 min. full trailer out! on: May 11, 2006, 03:24:47 PM
So wow, I haven't been this excited about a mullet since Joe Dirt smile.
1484  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Pot, Coke, Heroin, Extacy + Legal in Mexico = New Drug War on: May 09, 2006, 03:42:34 PM
Quote from: "Little Raven"
No biggie. Simply allow insurance companies to void the policies of anyone found with illegal drugs in their system, and allow hospitals to cease treatment on anyone found with said drugs in their system. Problem solved.

You make it sound oh so simple, especially from the doctor's viewpoint. Maybe doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel are that callous where you are, but I know from what my wife tells me (nurse practitioner) that she takes it pretty hard when she can't help someone adequately because of HMO bullshit.

You are basically saying that we should rewrite the Hippocratic Oath and let doctors only practice on patients who "deserve" saving. That's bad, and I don't want those kinds of doctors working on me.
1485  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / If you are a ninja... on: April 14, 2006, 01:09:46 PM
I would cry pirate bias. If he was coming from a nina vs. pirates event then surely one or more pirates were also jogging around campus. No mention of any pirates getting stopped by the Feds.
1486  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Geometry Wars on the PC? on: March 15, 2006, 02:05:13 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "disarm"
Quote from: "stiffler"
Oddly enough I was strolling through the mouse/keyboard section of Best Buy the other day and saw the wired 360 controller in the joystick section.  It has different packaging than the regular console version.  I guess the difference is that the PC-marketed version (in red packaging) comes with a driver disc?

you are correct...the controller is identical, but they give you a disc in the package.  if you buy one without the disc, you can just download the drivers from the MS website.  i still can't believe BestBuy has the nerve to sell the "Windows version" for $ extra $5 just for a driver disc  :roll: if I buy the wired 360 controller, it works just fine on the PC?

I figured it would work, but didn't know for sure.

This is correct. I bought the genuine wired controller for the Xbox360 - NOT the PC-marketed version. I know because the packaging was green/white, NOT red, and because I was in the console section of Target.

I plugged my controller into the USB port and windows started searching for drivers for it. It must have gone out to the internet because I didn't have a driver disk but after 30 seconds windows recognized it as the "Xbox360 controller".  I verified it by going into Control Panel/properties/game controllers and sure enough I could test and calibrate both sticks, the buttons, triggers, etc.
1487  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Geometry Wars on the PC? on: March 14, 2006, 09:55:22 PM
I bought the wired xbox360 controller and it works really well with gridwars. Its sooo much better than what I was using before - keyboard for movement and firing.
1488  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Good PBEM Games? on: February 24, 2006, 02:37:31 PM
There's also People's Tactics: A review of it here: I'd be up for playing that as well.
1489  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Good PBEM Games? on: February 23, 2006, 09:34:39 PM

Do you have anything in mind? If not, I would suggest:

Combat Mission: Afrika Korps

or any of the other combat mission games if you have them. If not I would suggest getting the above smile.

I would be up for a game with you. Probably expect for me to get in about 3-4 turns per week, max.
1490  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Geometry Wars on the PC? on: February 23, 2006, 07:26:42 PM
Wow this game is amazing!! So, what changes are there from the 360 version? Is the music better on Xbox live?

Btw, thanks for the heads up. I was actually going to get a 360 in part because of Geometry Wars. At least now I can hold off the part of me that wants one - until perhaps Gears of War comes out smile.
1491  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lets talk about AI on: February 15, 2006, 01:52:05 PM
Quote from: "corruptrelic"
ray, I'll have to check that out, never really paid much attention to wargames (since I prefer real-time strategy) but I'll definitely be looking up HTTR.

I think it's still safe to say though that the majority of all gamers are still playing singleplayer.
I didn't realize it, but according to Epic, less than 25% of the people who bought Unreal Tournament 2004 are even playing it online.

And Age of Empires 3.. with what, a million copies sold (I'm too tired to look it up) and only 5,000 at most online at any given time?

Just so you know, HTTR is heavy on gameplay but light in the graphics and sound department. Actually the maps are nice looking and the counters are well-designed. I like how you can change the counter display so you can get graphic feedback on the morale, ammo load, fatigue of your units. Still, don't expect anything on the order of Battle for Middle Earth 2 or even Kohan graphics for the units. And they don't even give "acknowledgement" voice responses when you click the units.

Still, its cool to give a brigade an order to move to a nearby town and assault it and then watch as the brigade HQ gives orders to each of the subordinate units. If you tell them to march quickly to the town they'll form up in column formation, with scouts leading, HQ in the middle and mortars to the rear. Then once they're at the assault "form up" point they'll transition to a line formation (infantry in line, mortars behind) and start attacking.

HTTR also has the concept of an "orders delay" which I think is long overdue for RTS games. In real life there is a lag between when a general gives an order and when units actually start moving out. In HTTR, if you set the game to "painfully realistic delay" you'll see that constantly changing orders or micromanaging your units is actually detrimental to the battle.

Come to think of it, madminutegames, the makers of Take Command: Bull Run and upcoming Take Command: 2nd Manassas, also do orders delay. They visually show you a runner (guy on horseback carrying your orders) leaving your commander and heading for the HQ to give orders to. They've also implemented the ability for the runner to get shot at or intercepted and perhaps not even reach the HQ in a timely manner. You might want to look at these games as well, since they are more "graphically pleasing" to look at; a la Sid Meier's Gettysburg.

I think the main point that distinguishes wargames from the other genres is that its a niche genre. A developer who makes a wargame knows that his audience limits the product to make only 1% of the money he could earn if he made a vanilla RTS. Thus, every sale counts. So, if this niche market demands quality AI and they vote with their dollars you can bet the developer will try to satisfy that demand.
1492  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Starting out with stocks. on: February 14, 2006, 08:43:36 PM
Zero debt. The only allowable debt (IMHO) is mortgage, car loan, and student loan. Any credit card debt must be paid off in full every month.
1493  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Starting out with stocks. on: February 14, 2006, 08:35:55 PM
With that small an initial investment I'd actually go with a dividend-reinvestment-plan (DRIP). Check out for more info. Basically you buy 1 or more shares of a particular stock that has a DRIP plan (not all do). Then the dividends from that stock go into buying more of that same stock.

I could be wrong but I would go with the above because the initial costs to get into the plan are so low, unlike with mutual funds which may require initial investments of $1000 or more. Typically its the price of 1 stock share plus some initial fee like $10. Depending on the stock there may be no initial fee at all.

The other nice thing is that this really is a nice way to enter the stock market and actually follow a given stock which represents a given company. You also get nice snazzy looking annual reports every year, which for some companies actually is worth looking through. I personally like the Coke reports and Exxon's little (quarterly?) pamphlet.

As for keeping it for 30 years or more, I personally own Coke and Exxon-Mobil DriPs, and have owned them for about 10 years now. Do I think they'll be around in 20 years? Hell yeah. But research on and draw your own conclusions smile.
1494  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / You are outbid! on: February 14, 2006, 08:27:03 PM
I usually bid first thing I see an item I'm looking for on ebay. I don't really care if it drives up the price as long as its below my max buying price. Which is really my max anyway.

For example, I was looking for a rare out of print wargame the other day. The first bid on there was like $10.00. So I went and put in my max price of $55.00. I immediately won high bid at $12.00. Then, over the remaining 5 days in the auction I saw some occasional attempts, never more than a few bucks. I figured that the main action was going to be in the final seconds.

And sure enough it was. Still, the sniper never found my max before he ran out of time. He kept going in $5.00 increments and never found my max price. End result, I win. Would I have gotten it for cheaper if I sniped it? Maybe. Do I really care as long as its below my absolute max? Not at all.
1495  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lets talk about AI on: February 14, 2006, 07:08:58 PM
The best work I've seen for AI to date is for the wargame genre. I'm guessing this is probably because the majority of wargamers still prefer to play singleplayer vs. the AI and if the AI isn't top notch then the wargame won't be selling as much.

By wargame I'm referring to either the turn-based stuff by people like Matrix Games and Battlefront or the Combat Mission (turn-based planning, real-time execution) tactical ww2 games or the real-time gaming of Highway to the Reich (HTTR).

Combat Mission has some of the best AI that I've seen - and not just AI for the oponnent but AI in terms of simulating how men react under fire and in the heat of combat.

HTTR is also similarly brilliant, and probably the only RTS where I feel I can macromanage (command units at the brigade level) and let my AI subordinates micromanage their units (my orders then get translated to the orders for each individual battalion or company). I ferverent wish is that Supreme Commander by Chris Taylor gives me some of that same feeling of being able to trust my units to the AI when I'm busy fighting elsewhere.
1496  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Star Wars - Empire at War on: January 19, 2006, 05:42:41 PM
I'm guessing that the Empire assets used to neutralize Rebel smugglers are limited. In other words, you can't crank out 50 bounty hunters and send them all over the galaxy. Plus the bounty hunters also take time to travel from planet to planet. Finally it seems to me that the Empire might have to choose what it wants the bounty hunters to do, i.e. there will be more than 1 use for them.

I can conceivably see the smugglers staying on a planet for several days, then warping from one side of the galaxy to the other and smuggling from a planet there for several days. Which means the Empire has to be quick to move the bounty hunters into position once the "planet siphon" icon pops up.

This is all just guesswork smile.
1497  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone ever played Twilight Imperium? on: September 26, 2005, 06:50:10 PM
Own it. Played it once. Would play again once my friends and I can plan some free time that coincides with each other. The people I played with would definitely be up for playing it again.
1498  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Who is hotter: the one on the left or the one on the right? on: August 24, 2005, 05:51:15 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
I just don't find Asian chicks attractive.  Does that make me racist?

I don't find them more or less attractive than chicks of other backgrounds. I'd say that makes you normal.
1499  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Martial Artist List] Declare your style and rank on: August 24, 2005, 01:39:49 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Aikijutsu and Kenjutsu.  I forgot the rank, it was a long time ago; it wasnt Godan (black belt), however.  Which was unfortunate, because then I would have been able to wear the hakama.

Hi there. Do you remember what specific kenjutsu it was? Or was it Aiki-ken, the sword portion of the Aikido curriculum?  And just a little correction - Godan is 5th degree black belt. Go = 5. Shodan equates to black belt.
1500  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Martial Artist List] Declare your style and rank on: August 23, 2005, 09:25:58 PM
If you're looking for atarashii naginata, as in, part of the US Naginata Federation, there's an instructor in Scottsdale, AZ. Head to "" and click on "USNF" then "SCNF".  Its in the list of dojos on the SCNF webpage.

If you're looking for koryu, or old school naginata then Tendo Ryu naginata is your best bet. But that's in Northern California. See the same webpage for Tendo Ryu. I don't know if Tanaka Sensei lets you learn the koryu without taking up atarashii naginata as well, though.
1501  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Martial Artist List] Declare your style and rank on: August 23, 2005, 04:14:26 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
True that Raydude.  Ever seen this site? :
Funny stuff.

atarashii naginata - 2 dan

My wife wants to learn the Naginata.  Hard weapon to wield from what I'm told...

Yeah, that site is good for laughs. As for the naginata, it really is all about the basics. Basics form the foundation for everything else, from the striking to putting on the armor and sparring. That said, she probably will have an easier time learning and practicing because all the power is derived from hip movements.

One naginata "A-HA" moment is when a senior student was telling me to focus on my footwork and let the hips provide the power. Up until then I was all tense and using mostly armwork to power the strike. Which meant I'd get tired after continuously swinging the thing for like 15 minutes. After I focused on the footwork and hips I felt like I could swing it all day and never get tired. Which was a big bonus for when I put on the armor and sparred - cause then I was able to keep up my attacks and blocks longer.
1502  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Martial Artist List] Declare your style and rank on: August 23, 2005, 03:58:29 PM
Hey, sorry I'm late to the party. I haven't been checking this site in a while.

atarashii naginata - 2 dan
shindo muso ryu jodo - unranked.

weapons: beginner.

I would echo Boudreaux's notes about making sure you're getting legitamate kenjutsu instruction. Its one thing if the instructor says "yeah, its something I made up from a bunch of martial arts I took". At least he's honest.

Its totally another if he says its a 300 year old style taught to the samurai and handed down through teachers to him. Then you should definitely call him on it. I would ask him for his teacher's name and his teacher's teacher's name. Most frauds don't make up something beyond their teacher's name while all legitamate instructors should be able to rattle off at least 3 levels of lineage from them to their teacher's teacher's teacher.
1503  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A watershed moment for PC Gamers on: May 23, 2005, 03:45:53 PM
Quote from: "Canuck"
Hopefully with all these USB ports we'll get the option to finally use a mouse or keyboard.  I would love it if the PS3 came with some kind of simple webbrowser interface.  I love the fact that I don't have to upgrade and I love the fact that as the years go on console games keep getting better and better looking even though you're still using the exact same hardware.  That NEVER happens with the PC.  If you want your games to get better looking with the PC then you have to upgrade.
Honestly if I could just use my console to browse the web then my last computer would be my last computer.

Wait, isn't going from an xbox to xbox360 considered "upgrading" ?
1504  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Games with Leadership/Cooperative AI? on: February 01, 2005, 03:09:28 PM
Highway to the Reich by Matrix games is a real-time strategy game. Yes, its more properly defined as a wargame BUT it progresses in real-time and it has strategy, hence I think it qualifies as an RTS.

Highway to the Reich is a game where you command divisions, regiments, or companies for either the Allies or the Axis in WW2 Operation Market-Garden.

Each level of headquarters features leadership AI and will be able to interpret your orders and give orders to their subordinates.

For example, you can order the division HQ to take a certain town. It will then formulate orders to tell the regimental HQ's where to go and they in turn formulate orders to their companies.  If you like you could give orders to the regiments directly, or even give orders to the companies directly. Doing so however means they will be under your direct command, so their parent HQ will not be able to offer them support, such as calling artillery fire for them if they come under attack.

That's the other thing, the HQ's will utilitize artillery units under their command to either support an attack or use in defense.

The level of AI leadership is pretty amazing for this kind of game. I know I'm impressed with it.
1505  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Jade Empire on: January 07, 2005, 01:43:58 PM
Quote from: "Purge"

In this case, JE is already pre-ordered for me. I'm not going to wait for the PC version; frankly I prefer playing on a 51" screen with fully realized Dolby 5.1. <shrug> each to their own, I guess.

Very much in agreement. Which is why I won't be playing it on my 19" TV.
1506  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I think I've found my Harpoon replacement.... on: December 30, 2004, 02:59:42 PM
Quote from: "Dreamshadow"
Check out the info  This game looks like it may be able to fill the void that Red Storm Rising and Harpoon left in me when I lost my disks. Add on top of that, it looks like it may be a good multiplayer game to boot.  Thought I don't quite know if six people would want to share control of one Frigate.  Might make some stations boring in terms of gameplay.

And would you believe it....I wasn't paying attention and posted this to the wrong forum.  Can a mod fix it for RTG please?

Perhaps not have all in one frigate but I can see having 1 platform per person. There is an AAR here:

that shows off how cool the multiplayer can get.  Although I can see having 2 ppl in a frigate - one to man the frigate on-board sonar and weapons and the other to handle the helo and its sonar systems.
1507  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How Much Would You Pay...? on: December 23, 2004, 01:32:57 PM
I wouldn't want to do it. If the only thing it erased was my memory of playing a favorite game then it would go something like this:

"Yes, I'd like you to erase the memory of me playing Planetfall. That was a great game and I'd like to enjoy it again!"

Several hours later. "Hey, what's this planetfall icon on my computer? Lets try it out."

"HOLY CRAP! Its all text! OMG! Who the hell plays this!??! Who's the joker that put this on my computer?!"

No thanks. I'd rather keep the memories in their current blissful hazy state smile.
1508  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EA actively seeking to corner the entire sports gaming marke on: December 16, 2004, 06:36:07 PM
Quote from: "jpinard"
Well some of us do care a lot.  Some of us have the time, and some of us love football.  Just because you don't doesn't mean you've got to be an asshole and tell us this situation is irrelevant.

If it's not important enough for you to care about, why'd you even read this thread and respond?

Sorry, but I am passionate about what I spend my time doing.  and I'll, bedamned if someone is going to tell me my passion is NOT important.

The way I see it, since I can't see your face and you can't see mine we can only judge the tone of the argument by words on a screen.

So let's see:

"Really though, it's NOT that important enough to care about. " <-- me
" Just because you don't doesn't mean you've got to be an asshole and tell us this situation is irrelevant." <-- you

Somehow I think you're the one being an asshole by getting all high and mighty on what seemed to be a mild post.  So you're passionate about games. Fine. Just because you are doesn't mean you have the right to call names on people who aren't as "passionate" as you.

And frankly:


Maybe we should change the capitalist system because there's too many uninformed people out there who don't care enough about what's wrong...

Is not merely passionate, its arrogant. It is arrogant because you assume you know better than many people about a game that many will like as-is. And because you know better you will force your enlightened knowledge of what a good game is down their throats.

No thank you. I prefer my capitalist system the way it is. With my wallet and my brain deciding what games to choose. Not some passionate arrogant person who is quick to take offense at a mild post.
1509  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EA actively seeking to corner the entire sports gaming marke on: December 16, 2004, 05:17:22 PM
Really though, it's NOT that important enough to care about. So big deal, NFL sports games *MIGHT* suck for a while. The gaming business goes in cycles, so wait until the next cycle when EA crumbles and buy the games then.

Until then I'm pretty sure everyone on this board has a backlog of games or anticipates games other than NFL sports titles.
1510  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EA actively seeking to corner the entire sports gaming marke on: December 16, 2004, 02:24:20 PM
Wouldn't it be simpler to just *NOT* buy crappy EA sports games?

I mean, who is being hurt here?

The unsuspecting consumer?
Caveat Emptor I say. If Joe Blow can't be bothered to do research and read reviews then he deserves to blow $50 on a bad football game.  If EA is the only game in town then send a message by NOT BUYING THE BAD GAME!

The hardcore gamer?
Is there a hardcore gamer who honestly cannot find another genre to play in his backlog? Maybe this will finally get us to dig into that stack of unplayed games.

The developer?
Anybody who was hoping to wow the world with football AI can take his AI skillz and use them to beef up FPS, RTS, or TBS AI. All types of games can benefit from an AI whiz kid, not just football.  Ditto for graphics programmers, music, etc.

Think about it. EA paid a pretty penny to get exclusive licensing. That money has to be made up in profit from selling games. If the games don't sell well, then the licensing becomes a liability. The key point is:


So think about that next time EA puts out a sports game. Spread the word. Tell your friends: IF THE GAME DOESN'T FIT, DROP IT AND QUIT.

It'll fix the situation better than a petition.
1511  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / LotR: Battle for Middle Earth - First Impressions on: December 08, 2004, 01:49:34 PM
I dunno about this game.
It's kinda sad that the #1 and #2 selling points about it are:

1. Graphics look good
2. Cinematics look good.

I guess I'll never ever read "Gameplay AI and interface are just as good as Total Annihilation. Perhaps even better!"
1512  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Valve/Steam is stupid on: December 07, 2004, 02:17:26 PM
Quote from: "farley2k"
I bet folks are right and they will eventually offer it.  It is just to easy not to.  It already exists as a download so all it would require is taking people's money and then enabling some permissions to download the files and play them.  
For Valve it requires practically no investment.  The work is already done for the most part.  They have the games, they have the delivery method, they have the payment process, etc.  It is pure profit.

Not if the "profit" has to be turned over to Vivendi due to previous contractual obligations. Please think about this. Vivendi bought Sierra. Sierra published HL. Therefore Vivendi may have claims to HL.

Vivendi and Valve are involved in lawsuits regarding royalties owned and the Steam distribution method.

Given that these are the facts, do you think they *MIGHT* be impacting what you see as a no-brainer business decision? (hint, the answer is yes).
1513  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Filthy Horde Invading Elven lands....(Pictures) on: December 06, 2004, 04:37:42 PM
Quote from: "none"
 gorkha, my level 15 orc hunter was out hunting with kukri, his raptor pet.  

I commend you on your inventive character and pet names. Gorkha I take it is from the Ghurka troops (from Nepal) and Kukri from their hunting knives. Also known as Ghurka knives.

Good show! smile

1514  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Are you interested in an official CG WoW Guild? on: November 23, 2004, 04:47:14 PM
"Official" vs. "Unofficial" its all just a name. Why not just point them to the "Unofficial" one since the logistics and framework for it already exist?
1515  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [HL2] Is Gordon psychic? on: November 17, 2004, 07:51:30 PM

No one questions why HomeStarRunner ( doesn't have arms and hands and can mysteriously lift and carry stuff smile
1516  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MoH: Pacifice Assault - directors editioni on: November 01, 2004, 07:56:25 PM
Quote from: "farley2k"
Just watched the trailer for this and I couldn't help but think - I don't want this!  I don't want to hear about how it really was.  I want to play a game.  I want to believe that a solider can get shot 50 times - drink a canteen and be fine.  What next, real recovery time in the hospital?

I think its great that you don't want this. That means you're different from me, and that makes the world go round smile.

However, I may be detecting a hint of "why aren't all FPS games the way I like them?" To which I reply, that's because we're all different.

Someone may not like playing a cop, so therefore won't like SWAT 4.  Someone may not like an FPS where you have to hit "W,W,W,W" to get regen healing so therefore won't like UT2K4.

In closing, it's great that you don't like these features. Even better is the fact that games without these features already exist. However, please accept the fact that I (and other gamers) may like these features and thus would like to play a game with them enabled.
1517  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 news - does this actuall make people feel better? on: October 14, 2004, 08:09:34 PM
Quote from: "farley2k"

Of course the first thing we heard was "It will be out Sept. 30th 20031"  So from that standpoint it is an incredibly delayed game!  It has slipped past a "firm" release date by over a year.  

I dunno, but it seems they beat their release date by 18,027 years!  :shock:  Go Valve!  :wink:
1518  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 news - does this actuall make people feel better? on: October 13, 2004, 02:26:57 PM
Many times in my career as engineer who happens to write code have I experienced show stoppers. Often right after I give "releaseable" code to a test user.

Often times the said test user finds a couple of show stoppers. Does this make me a bad programmer?  I like to think not, and I challenge other coders to provide anecdotal experience to the contrary.

Now, the code I have written involves a simple window with simple text commands and/or looking for input files. Imagine how much harder it would be to find bugs in an FPS which includes multiplayer, AI, and all the rest.

And what is the rant about anyway? Is it about the fact that they aren't releasing the code because there are 3 show-stoppers?  Or is this from some pre-conceived managerial notion that they've had enough time to catch all the bugs? I've had managers who thought that way only to be shown the error of their thinking.
1519  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / People Tactics on: October 12, 2004, 10:56:43 PM
Seeing as how it supports up to 8 people, I think we can do group A vs. Group B.  And seeing as how the game is relatively new I see no reason to sort people other than randomly.

That said, I'll be in Group A.

1520  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / People Tactics on: October 12, 2004, 07:38:11 PM
On a whim I downloaded the game. I'm impressed! The supply and command/control implementation adds to the "wargame" feel without being too complex.

And I guess I'm a sucker for auditory cues, cause I like the boots stomping when moving and the gunfire during the battle sequence. The text output during the battles can also be cut/pasted and used as a basis for some battle descriptions in an AAR.

Count me in. Someone send a turn soon. I'll learn as I go smile
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