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by thecommabandit
Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 410962

Re: Team Fortress 2

Amishdemon wrote:I really hate when I play heavy and my medics don't follow me all the way to the objective.

As a Medic, you are squishy. Sometimes avoidance allows you to live longer and heal more.
by thecommabandit
Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 2.
Replies: 1033
Views: 101606

Re: Mass Effect 2 is too hard to type. ME2

I can't go back and make Jack loyal, and if I leave her to hold the line she dies. Would sending her to escort the crew work? Possibly. From what I hear Mordin is the squishiest, so if left to hold the line he often dies so it's usually advisable to send him to escort the crew. But if Mordi...
by thecommabandit
Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 2.
Replies: 1033
Views: 101606

Re: Mass Effect 2 is too hard to type. ME2

Male Shepard has, in some scenes a most annoying facial expression, the Clark-Kent-in-earlier-Smallville-episodes-"but-that's-wrong!"-face. It really bugs me. Can't say I really noticed that. Maybe it's a thing with your Shepard's face. Then again, it might just be personal tastes. I've s...
by thecommabandit
Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561470

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I was about to get it, but then I noticed they changed their weapon model from one uber-rifle and no weapon switch to having a choice between 4 primaries, plus a pistol and grenades. IMO, they took a great idea and wasted it. By no means. It was a pretty good game before; a great and innovative ide...
by thecommabandit
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Homophobia online
Replies: 62
Views: 7804

Re: Homophobia online

Yeah, my TF2 community is pretty good. At least half of them are furries, and a fair few are gay as well, so alternative sexualities/fetishes/whatever is well cared for. It's not great on some other servers, but if you kick up a fuss in most places, admins tend to land on the side of equality. The ...
by thecommabandit
Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 2.
Replies: 1033
Views: 101606

Re: Mass Effect 2 is too hard to type. ME2

Well, the rest of the galaxy may not be entirely eager to welcome the Geth into their loving embrace and fight side by side. Having the Quarians in control might make that somewhat easier. And, of course, the Quarians are also technical experts; it's possible that they could upgrade their robot...
by thecommabandit
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mass Effect movie? Seriously?
Replies: 18
Views: 2034

Re: Mass Effect movie? Seriously?

ArgonV wrote:So you also don't watch superhero movies? Or movies of books you've already read?

That's very different. Literature and cinema are deterministic and passive media; videogames are an active medium.
by thecommabandit
Mon May 31, 2010 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mass Effect movie? Seriously?
Replies: 18
Views: 2034

Re: Mass Effect movie? Seriously?

Yeah, didn't they start filming for the Halo film? There's little chunks of footage hanging around on the internet with UNSC and Covenant troops fighting in a concrete maze-like thingy. And it was definitely done by Neill Blomkamp, who was going to be working on the film. You can tell his visual sty...
by thecommabandit
Sat May 29, 2010 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mass Effect movie? Seriously?
Replies: 18
Views: 2034

Re: Mass Effect movie? Seriously?

It's also on the front page of the Mass Effect website. But yeah, as long as it doesn't follow the story of the main trilogy, I'll be ok with it. The whole point of Mass Effect is that you choose what happens. Although worryingly, a big painting I saw somewhere, maybe on Bioware's site, has what loo...
by thecommabandit
Fri May 28, 2010 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 2.
Replies: 1033
Views: 101606

Re: Mass Effect 2 is too hard to type. ME2

(But honestly, they have human eyes, nose, mouth, and a feminine jawline at that, hands with five fingers and two breasts. That's just too close to human physiology to blame on the eye of the beholder.) Are you sure about any of that? Maybe it's just a powerful illusion, and they really have no hea...
by thecommabandit
Wed May 26, 2010 9:55 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 2.
Replies: 1033
Views: 101606

Re: Mass Effect 2 is too hard to type. ME2

I liked the Kanye West one, myself. So I finally started playing ME2 on Thursday, then finished it on Monday. Played through as a male colonist war hero Adept on Insanity. Actually, it was a JC Denton tribute character, so I called him JC Shepard, made him look like JC and used a savegame editor to ...
by thecommabandit
Wed May 26, 2010 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]
Replies: 122
Views: 20015

Re: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]

Well, that was pretty awesome. Anyone else think Orion isn't dead yet? I mean, he was shot meters from the cellular regeneration chamber that revived Shaw. I was constantly thinking that. Also note that he was shot in almost exactly the same place as Chuck shot Shaw. So um, is Chuck going to no...
by thecommabandit
Tue May 25, 2010 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561470

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Actually I saw that it was "in celebration of steam coming to mac" or something like that. Anywho, I watched a speed run of the game today and it blew my mind. If by "Steam coming to Mac" you mean "coaxing in Steam customers so they can get addicted to the crack that is Ste...
by thecommabandit
Sat May 22, 2010 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561470

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Dason wrote:[...] but I'm GlaD they did. [...]

I see what you did there.
by thecommabandit
Fri May 14, 2010 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561470

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

It looks great, but the fact that the resource browser is so tiny (only six elements at any one time) is an almost deal-breaker for me. I mean, I know you're supposed to use the search function but how am I going to know what's there in the first place with such a tiny area?
by thecommabandit
Thu May 13, 2010 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 76045

Re: Stargate: Universe

If you didn't get consent before the switch then it's still rape. Think of it this way: If someone drugs you and has sex with you it's still rape even though you aren't conciously aware of it. It's still your body, part of you, and it happened. People who get their houses robbed generally aren't th...
by thecommabandit
Wed May 12, 2010 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561470

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I'm sure most people here already have it, but Portal is currently free for PC and Mac: http://store.steampowered.com/freeportal/ Just quoting this because it unfortunately hit the bottom of the last page. I know I said there was no excuse for not buying the Humble Indie Bundle, but for this... you...
by thecommabandit
Tue May 11, 2010 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 76045

Re: Stargate: Universe

To be honest, I was surprised that didn't happen.
by thecommabandit
Sun May 09, 2010 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 76045

Re: Stargate: Universe

On another note, has anyone here ever heard of something increasing efficiency if part of it blows up? They actually explained it fairly well - in fridge logic terms. To be fair, I don't expect anything more than fridge logic from this show. I'm starting to like Rush now. He's been getting ...
by thecommabandit
Tue May 04, 2010 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561470

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Jorpho wrote:Snap! If only I didn't already have three of those.

That's really no excuse. Come on, it's charity! You can even pick how much of your donation goes to the developers, Child's Play or the EFF.
by thecommabandit
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 76045

Re: Stargate: Universe

At least we got some characterisation out of the deal. He's no longer just an irrationally callous smartman. And in the brief amount of speaking he had after recovering he seemed a little brighter than usual. This would be an improvement. The Civilians vs Military thing has got old. One thing that b...
by thecommabandit
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Romantic films that are not terrible awful travesties
Replies: 50
Views: 12280

Re: Romantic films that are not terrible awful travesties

Go watch Adam . It's a film about a man with Asperger's syndrome who's father dies, leaving him alone in his apartment in New York. A young woman moves in to the same building and... well, romance happens. The best thing about it is the guy who plays the titular character does a really good renditio...
by thecommabandit
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561470

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I was just about to ask if the Deux Ex games were worth picking up, and whether to get both or just one. Assuming I grab both, should I start with one in particular? Are they connected in anyway? Deus Ex is most definitely worth getting. I've not played the sequel but varying reports I've heard are...
by thecommabandit
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561470

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Jorpho wrote:Week 2, in case you've forgotten:
http://www.direct2drive.com/promos/spring-sale/.

I'd like to take this opportunity to say that Fallen Earth is a great game and you should play it.
by thecommabandit
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 76045

Re: Stargate: Universe

Stargates don't necessarily need to be close to a planet (I think), just that they need to be addressed by locations of constellations, at least that's what it seems to be. So if you made up an address, and took a gate to that position in space (planet or not), you should be able to dial it, I thin...
by thecommabandit
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561470

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

nah, it was to coincide with releases to get more people to buy it. Wont work with MW2 cos it's poo. Try telling that to the millions of teenage boys who play it constantly on their 360s. COD has some kind of mythical status among these people. I kind of pity them. If they thought COD was the best ...
by thecommabandit
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561470

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Jorpho wrote:Fallout 3 for $15 would be tempting,

Ok, this pissed me off. I went to the UK sale site and guess what? It's £15. For reference, using current exchange rates £15 is $23. What's even weirder is that everything else on the page has not-ridiculous prices compared to the US one.
by thecommabandit
Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 772054

Re: Doctor Who

I think the pacing was a bit off in this episode again. It seemed to be the beginning for the first three-quarters, and then all of a sudden it was a climax with no build-up. A little disappointing.
by thecommabandit
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 76045

Re: Stargate: Universe

Also, doesn't the Destiny's FTL go a shitload faster than hyperdrives? I got that impression from the fact that it's a ridiculous distance from Earth after only a million years (yes, only). How fast do, ahem, conventional hyperdrives go? Because Destiny would have to be travelling at ridiculous mult...
by thecommabandit
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]
Replies: 122
Views: 20015

Re: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]

What I liked was when Shaw was fighting the Ring agents, I thought: 'Well, this looks fake.' And it turned out it was fake Well you see I was thinking that when they did a close-up on him and the gun wasn't smoking, but pegged it down to incontinuity. Then again, in all other situations...
by thecommabandit
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 772054

Re: Doctor Who

It was a good episode. Dragged on a lot but I'll chalk that up to Moffat finding his pace with the new Doctor. But they really need to stop bringing the Daleks and/or Cybermen back every god-damned series. Why not - le gasp - make a new race of Big Bad Evil Guys? Something that's new and hence requi...
by thecommabandit
Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 1998 was the best year ever
Replies: 167
Views: 18195

Re: 1998 was the best year ever

Also, 2000 was the best year. Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Diablo 2, Thief 2, Deus Ex , Icewind Dale, the best Pokemon games, Majora's Mask (still not as good as LttP), Baldur's Gate 2, CounterStrike, Escape From Monkey Island, Tekken Tag Tournament, and Grandia 2. See, this here bolded section is somethin...
by thecommabandit
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561470

Re: Great Steam Deals (Update me regularly!)

Again, not Steam but Play.com (for UK and EU people) is having a one-day sale . Not many games, but the highlights are COD:MW2 (360), Aliens versus Predator (PC, 360 and PS3), Mass Effect 2 (PC and 360), Dead Space (PS3) and Dante's Inferno (360) for really cheap. I bought ME2 for £13! That's damn g...
by thecommabandit
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 1998 was the best year ever
Replies: 167
Views: 18195

Re: 1998 was the best year ever

(I'd like to add Dead Space to a list of legendary classics - oh, and I'd like to puke all over Bioshock. "Half-assed" and "Bioshocked" are interchangeable terms) I agree about Dead Space. It was damn good, even if both it and Bioshock had almost identical plots to System Shock ...
by thecommabandit
Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]
Replies: 122
Views: 20015

Re: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]

Only one episode left and I'm quite excited for it. I have to agree that the first couple of episodes of this season weren't the greatest. They weren't bad, but nothing amazing seemed to happen. It was about the Paris episode when I felt things started getting interesting. As far as series end, I t...
by thecommabandit
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 1998 was the best year ever
Replies: 167
Views: 18195

Re: 1998 was the best year ever

My question to you is, what the hell happened? Have games become more expensive to develop and therefore less games are being produced? It doesn't seem like there are less games released every year, in fact the contrary seems more accurate and increased costs are easily met with increased profits. ...
by thecommabandit
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]
Replies: 122
Views: 20015

Re: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]

If the series ends after this season, I'm going to fucking END those chuckleheads at NBC. Also, I am very pleased with the turn this season has taken-the first couple episodes were admittedly pretty terrible, but I gotta say I really really hope they end this fucking annoying sexual tension thing. ...
by thecommabandit
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]
Replies: 122
Views: 20015

Re: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]

HighCharity wrote:Oh man oh man oh man that was so awesome.

I agree. Also if the series ends soon I'm willing to bet that Jeff and Lester are gonna get hired by the CIA.
by thecommabandit
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 2.
Replies: 1033
Views: 101606

Re: Mass Effect 2 is too hard to type. ME2

Ryom wrote:
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That's probably the best Tali fanart I've ever seen. But she doesn't look alien enough D:
by thecommabandit
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561470

Re: Great Steam Deals (Update me regularly!)

Jorpho wrote:
Phen wrote:So, just think before you buy instead of going "ooh, cheap!"

If that kind of thinking spreads, Valve would go broke!

That's essentially how they created those mounds of cash so big they needed helicopters to haul them to the bank in the Thanksgiving and Christmas sales.

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