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by Sllik
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: \"Awesome by proxy\". The 2 types of gamer
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Being someone far stronger in English than math skills, I'm sure it was an odd choice for me to go into computers instead of writing/editorial/etc. Frankly, in hindsight, I think it was partly due to the fact that English was too easy for me and computers, while mostly math-based, offered more of a ...
by Sllik
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I know you hate me
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Ironic that you have to practically be on the verge of getting committed in order to be able commit to marriage... so that they can have you committed later. =D
by Sllik
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: The new iMeh
Replies: 90
Views: 4126

The iPad is primarily targeted at iPod/iTouch users as a coffee table/bedside alternative to those choices with a bigger screen. It appeals to me marginally, primarily as an around-the-house on-the-couch or in-bed surfing option and Hulu portal. Those who are Apple app store junkies are also tempted...
by Sllik
Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Desktops of 2010
Replies: 118
Views: 15019

Re:

I hang out at Arch Linux a lot and there is always a monthly screenshot thread where there seems to be an unlimited variety of beautiful configurations... Just because we all use windows doesn't mean you are better than us. Linux users are all pirates anyway, too cheap to pay for their own software...
by Sllik
Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: New Tron Legacy Trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 829

I've been hugely excited about this ever since the first San Diego convention screening in 2008 before they 3D-ified it. I've been following all the viral marketing scheme news, have my wallpapers set to Tron Legacy images, my phone's home screen, and even my ring tone. I'll probably go see this. Ju...
by Sllik
Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Miner Wars Alpha in-game video with 6DOF
Replies: 126
Views: 6086

My skepticism is waning. I guess we'll see. =)

On a different tangent, Jumpgate Evolution is taking way too long to get released. Damnit.
by Sllik
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Amazing animation
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Holy crap
by Sllik
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Modern Warfare 2
Replies: 37
Views: 2003

I can't agree, sadly. I have very few complaints about MW2 and it just so happens that I am still playing it from time to time to scratch my FPS itch. I even still go back and play CoD4 as well from time to time, but find myself playing MW2 more often than CoD4 because of the weapon choices and extr...
by Sllik
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Linux distro timeline (image)
Replies: 7
Views: 866

I can relate. I use Linux at home as a jabber server and dev machine, and at work as my workstation of choice for all manner of things, yet I still see many people adopt and prefer other more mainstream operating systems based on comfort level, support from friends or vendors, business requirements,...
by Sllik
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Greetings from Sabine Pass, TX
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Ah, Sabine Pass. Long time since I've been through there. You'll actually find that more than a couple of Descenters came from the Golden Triangle area, myself included. Vlider and Tomcatt both came from there, and there were others whose nicks escape me now because they didn't stay in the scene for...
by Sllik
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Dawn of the Dead on hulu.
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Watched it... pretty decent =)
by Sllik
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Alienware M17x
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Agreed wholeheartedly. I've built every PC I've ever owned going all the way back to my first 486/33. The only reason I departed from the norm was because I was smitten with the idea of a portable gaming rig for the sake of LANfests after having lugged a mid-size case and CRT around for years. The i...
by Sllik
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Disney’s blockbuster $4 billion purchase of Marvel
Replies: 20
Views: 1054

There's still more hope for the future than some might think. The fact that they're revisiting Tron and vamping it up massively is worth mentioning. Disney's already been coming out with quite a bit more racy things in the past few years, though usually through secondary or tertiary labels. They jus...
by Sllik
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Alienware M17x
Replies: 12
Views: 949

No more Alienware for me. $2600 cost 2 years before the second vid card replacement died No vendor or after-market replacements anywhere to be found $2600 paperweight $2600 cost + 2 years of service = roughly $110/month for the privilege of playing on a portable gaming rig that I can only cannibaliz...
by Sllik
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: ROX the Sox off the Hot Box ... Daily!
Replies: 9
Views: 698

That name... sounds... familiar...

*peers intently through his bifocals*
by Sllik
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Do You Wanna Date My Avatar......
Replies: 26
Views: 1305

The original vid is actually pretty new to the scene.. she ended up releasing it just a few days prior to Blizzcon if I remember correctly, so it got talked about quite a bit. Of course, it doesn't hurt that she and the rest of the Guild cast were THERE, drinking it up and geeking out with the rest ...
by Sllik
Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: KABOOM! Time for a new vid card...
Replies: 11
Views: 763

KABOOM! Time for a new vid card...

...so I'm soliciting recommendations. Based on all my past experiences and interest in different OS platforms at times, I'm almost certain to stick with Nvidia. But I thought I would gather recommendations from this austere group of gamers on which model/config you prefer/promote. I'm intending to s...
by Sllik
Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Tron: Legacy
Replies: 14
Views: 765

I have no need for selective memory in this case. I own the DVD of the original and watch it fairly frequently. ;P
by Sllik
Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Nvidia 3d vision and descent
Replies: 38
Views: 8132

I have a co-worker and friend that spent the money for both the monitor and glasses, and he swears by them, but the cost is a bit rich for my blood.

He has used it mostly for LotR and WoW, but he swears it has ruined all of his attempts at gaming without the 3D.
by Sllik
Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Future Technology
Replies: 3
Views: 327

*goes to change clothes and clean himself up*
by Sllik
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Tron: Legacy
Replies: 14
Views: 765

And now, the OFFICIAL goods from Disney (finally):

As of minutes ago: http://www.flynnlives.com/media/video/0xendgame.aspx
by Sllik
Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Tron: Legacy
Replies: 14
Views: 765

Tron: Legacy

I've been having nerdgasms for nearly 24 hours straight, now.


http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41803
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Comic-Co ... 14068.html
by Sllik
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: New commercial Mechwarrior game?
Replies: 52
Views: 3233

Wow. Seriously, I'm stoked. As in \"I've got wood\" stoked!
by Sllik
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: google os for pc?
Replies: 11
Views: 533

It's been known for over 2 years that Google has had an internal-only distro of their own, but they've never come out and publicly stated that they were intending to jump into the OS market. This development (now that it's finally here) has excited me more than any other bit of news in the past 10 y...
by Sllik
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Expensive Paperweight
Replies: 31
Views: 2401

A lot of guys at work are going nuts over the cheap $250-range netbooks, these days. Depending on your needs, a netbook like the mini10 might do the trick for you.. even run the old games you want to run. They can run some newer games like WoW and LotRO, but not very smoothly, so if you're looking f...
by Sllik
Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: you peolple are just...
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Interplay tried to resurrect itself and seems intent on dieing another slow death, so the likelihood of them making a D4 is slimmer than it ever was. There were many other small startup companies and fledgeling projects of various kinds that attempted their own solutions, but nothing ever fully deve...
by Sllik
Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Play Station Cutscenes for D1
Replies: 8
Views: 2118

http://www.descent2.com/ddn/specs/mvl/

Couldn't find anything initially that could decode them, but I don't have time to dig much deeper at the moment.
by Sllik
Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Descent3 BreakOut - New Team Gametype Mod!
Replies: 15
Views: 5469

Wonder if the BOZbots could be deployed to a dedicated server for this to insure there's always at least 3 bots in the server if number of players > 0 and < 4. ;)
by Sllik
Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Errr.. Miner Wars?!
Replies: 24
Views: 1700

I'm surprised and impressed to find that you came here and posted in response. I can only assume someone nudged you in our direction in order for you to address the problem, because I didn't post in the Miner Wars forums about this. It does show that you're concerned about the image your hard work c...
by Sllik
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: The state of Interplay...?
Replies: 6
Views: 469

The state of Interplay...?

So, obviously, some of us got excited that Interplay was trying to get back off the ground. A genuine reboot of their operations would open the door for later opportunities at more Descent/Descent Freespace franchise approaches. I stumbled upon this earlier and it sort of dashes those slim hopes a b...
by Sllik
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Descent3 BreakOut - New Team Gametype Mod!
Replies: 15
Views: 5469

This sounds enticing! Only drawback being that it sounds like you need > 3 players to truly enjoy it.
by Sllik
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Errr.. Miner Wars?!
Replies: 24
Views: 1700

Yeah, the more I look at those ships, the more unsettled I become. A couple of variations remind me of the drop ship from Aliens, and the big red one has a couple of features eerily close to sections of the Deadalus class ships from Stargate SG-1/Atlantis. Which would also explain the fact that this...
by Sllik
Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Errr.. Miner Wars?!
Replies: 24
Views: 1700

Well, it's not out yet. Some features sound promising, others too good to be true, and some of of the forum responses almost make me scream hoax. So time will tell, I guess. The parent company's *other* released project this year, the KeenBox site, has me leaning more towards the \"Hoax\" answer. Th...
by Sllik
Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Errr.. Miner Wars?!
Replies: 24
Views: 1700

Errr.. Miner Wars?!

Where the hell did this come from?

http://www.minerwars.com/ForumTopic.aspx?id=31
by Sllik
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: 9/11 Monument from Russia
Replies: 5
Views: 886

I'm genuinely impressed. I'd never seen or heard of that before either, and the source of the design, materials, and much of the hard work is also more than just noteworthy.

Maybe this world is finally getting somewhere, after all.
by Sllik
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Transformers 2
Replies: 7
Views: 492

LOL... Yes, it had that going for it, too.
by Sllik
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Transformers 2
Replies: 7
Views: 492

The target audience of the resurrected franchise is definitely the 12-21 crowd, that's for sure. Some of the dialog seemed almost callously uncouth in their attempts to seem brash and cool, and it seemed forced and overdone. I understood the intent and some of it did instigate humor here and there f...
by Sllik
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Your first gaming console you ever had
Replies: 42
Views: 1840

Commodore 64. Everything else was a pale keyboardless comparison.
by Sllik
Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: How would you approach this situation?
Replies: 26
Views: 1354

The ugly balancing act to the business approach is that if you don't pull any punches and he's not capable of coping with the issue in his current unstable state, things could turn volatile and even life-threatening. If his eating habits are what you think they are, that's noteworthy and needs to be...