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Response to Wi/Ht? level up! Lounge 2012-10-13 16:26:23 Reply

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At 10/13/12 03:18 PM, Bahamut wrote: I don't want to buy games that don't even work on my damn laptop and I'm not talking about games that won't work simply because the graphics are far too powerful. There are games out there that are horribly tested by the developers and most likely Steam themselves. I don't know how their approval system works for new games as well as updates but if broken games can slide, then I wouldn't give it long until someone manages to put a virus on there. I know the last part sounds like I'm really stretching it but the way these games are going, that's where it may as well be.

The only game that I've ever bought that didn't work on my PC (just on my laptop) is Amnesia, and I believe that's because I have a shitty intel mobile gpu on it.

I've never had any other games not work properly for me though. What games haven't worked for you?

This new thing with the greenlight system only spells doom for Steam, particularly the indie genre, as well. Shame on that since if I'd still support Steam in any way, it'd be for the indie games just for the sake of supporting smaller and newer people as opposed to big companies who have enough money to roll around with. So for these reasons and the fact that the customer support is less helpful than an overseas call centre, I don't want to even have a Steam account anymore. I honestly could care less if selling/transferring my Steam account goes against their policies. May as well let someone with more enthusiasm have my account but don't think I'll give it away for absolutely nothing.

I agree with you about Steam's customer support.. It could definitely be better. At least it's better than Origins custommer support.. I heard that some times if you buy a really buggy game you can contact steam support and ask for a refund and they'll refund it.. at least they do that.

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Response to Wi/Ht? level up! Lounge 2012-10-14 00:03:42 Reply

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Response to Wi/Ht? level up! Lounge 2012-10-14 07:10:11 Reply

Coop sighs at the end of Derek Jeter's season, before congratulating:
LiquidFire: Top 900 Experienced
Decky: 2,000 Blams
DiMono: Level 27

Thank you to:
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At 10/13/12 10:41 AM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/12/12 02:24 PM, Coop wrote:
At 10/11/12 01:43 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/9/12 01:45 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/9/12 03:17 AM, Coop wrote:
I'd rather go around remembering the video for Call Me Maybe, than the video for Gangnam Style. At least the Carly Rae Jephsen video has a woman singing in it.
Thanks for the explanation. But would you also rather have Rebecca Black on your mind, just because there's a girl singing in the video?
Oh dear god. At least Carly Rae is a girl that I wouldn't mind getting close to.
So, um... just call her, maybe? :P

I would, but it appears that she wrote her number down.

Well, at least your email address is a popular one. I get the usual shitty spam ones, but not weird pieces like that.
Those weird e-mails are one of the reasons I simply cannot abandon this mailaccount.
Then get another account and check this one periodically.
I already have 6 e-mail adresses that I use every now and then. No need to get another one. :P

6?! Wow, I survive with three.

I think I saw about 30 seconds of that video. I hardly ever watch embedded videos, because most of the time it's boring shit.
That's plenty to see, though.
One of my colleagues showed me some "turkish Gangnam Style" a few days ago. So, that's two videos I've seen a few seconds of.

Since my recent experiences of the Turks is in Assassin's Creed Revelations, I've now got the Constantinople Assassin's Guild dancing to Gangnam Style in my head. Weird.

At 10/13/12 08:21 AM, Coop wrote: Any amendments?
Maybe you should add: "Have fun and just join in the conversations".

Good, I like that.

At 10/13/12 10:49 AM, Odyssic wrote:
At 10/13/12 08:21 AM, Coop wrote: Increments of 5,000 Medal Points
I would change that to every 10,000.

I've always congratulated for every 5k - it's so far between for the average Newgrounder, that it'll take an age to achieve one to the other, if you see what I mean.

At 10/13/12 03:18 PM, Bahamut wrote:
At 10/13/12 07:07 AM, Coop wrote: Nah, you really don't. See Armissea, for starters :P
For him, it's more time length than quantity of bans.

Oh, he's got plenty of bans, though. As has Twilight, or whatever the fuck he calls himself these days.

At 10/13/12 08:21 AM, Coop wrote: Any amendments?
Can I be the one douche that points out that such guidelines exist already?

You fucking douche.

I think from the guidelines being posted again, some people will notice once more and post here.


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At 10/13/12 08:21 AM, Coop wrote: Any Questions?

One, actually.
For total stats, which one do you guys use as achievements, Bahamut's Hexalist or the old Pentalist that NGLogs still uses?

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Response to Wi/Ht? level up! Lounge 2012-10-14 07:59:30 Reply

Congrats to:
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At 10/13/12 03:18 PM, Bahamut wrote: I don't want to buy games that don't even work on my damn laptop and I'm not talking about games that won't work simply because the graphics are far too powerful.

I agree that some games are very questionable being put on Steam when it is fucking awful, I avoid these games though, I'm very, extremely disappointed by Greenlight, games that are on there should be on Steam, having to go with people who just seem to want low budget horror games like Slender is a terrible idea. Some games can be bad even on a power computer, my computer can run any game on the highest setting at 60 FPS but still has some slow down on the Binding of Isaac because the game is made in flash. Going from games that just don't run because the games are badly tested, I've never had this before, even on my weak laptop.

At 10/14/12 07:10 AM, Coop wrote: I've always congratulated for every 5k - it's so far between for the average Newgrounder, that it'll take an age to achieve one to the other, if you see what I mean.

I see what you mean but I'm going to still do it every 10,000.

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Response to Wi/Ht? level up! Lounge 2012-10-14 10:22:45 Reply

Wow... Are racist adverts allowed on British TV now?

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Rémi Gazel - Rayman OST. Because this game has quite a soundtrack.

At 10/13/12 04:27 PM, Jolly wrote:
At 10/13/12 03:18 PM, Bahamut wrote: I don't want to buy games that don't even work on my damn laptop and I'm not talking about games that won't work simply because the graphics are far too powerful. There are games out there that are horribly tested by the developers and most likely Steam themselves. I don't know how their approval system works for new games as well as updates but if broken games can slide, then I wouldn't give it long until someone manages to put a virus on there. I know the last part sounds like I'm really stretching it but the way these games are going, that's where it may as well be.
The only game that I've ever bought that didn't work on my PC (just on my laptop) is Amnesia, and I believe that's because I have a shitty intel mobile gpu on it.

How about Stranger's Wrath? What about Munch's Oddysee when that was first uploaded to Steam? The fact that Steam actually approved them two just shows how little proofreading there is. I know they were released on Steam for the Christmas sale 2009 but it's still no excuse. Surely Steam will have a variety of computers to use to test the games before approval and pick up if anything like the game being broken from the very start. Munch's Oddysee crashed on level 1 while Stranger's Wrath was completely FUBAR. Horribly low frame rate no matter how good your computer was.

So how about a game that actually doesn't work for squat? I bought a game called Dwarfs!? and it crashed on startup. Never had a fix for it so that was my money down the drain and it was even promoted for one of the Summer/Holiday achievements. So what Steam did was promote an entirely broken game.

Another beef with Steam is how some games may require GFWL as well. Bioshock 2 is a huge offender for this as if you bought it from Steam, you not only needed Steam to login to play it, you also needed GFWL login on top of that just to play the fucking game. Oh, and it was broken as well with it crashing every five minutes and 2K Games not even giving a shit at all.

I agree with you about Steam's customer support.. It could definitely be better. At least it's better than Origins custommer support.. I heard that some times if you buy a really buggy game you can contact steam support and ask for a refund and they'll refund it.. at least they do that.

I'd like them to refund the majority of my games but I know it's too late at this point.

At 10/14/12 07:10 AM, Coop wrote:
At 10/13/12 03:18 PM, Bahamut wrote: For him, it's more time length than quantity of bans.
Oh, he's got plenty of bans, though. As has Twilight, or whatever the fuck he calls himself these days.

Of course but in the matter of Armissea, it's really all about how long he's been banned for in total. I'd say three years.

I think from the guidelines being posted again, some people will notice once more and post here.

Depends where you're posting it, though.

At 10/14/12 07:59 AM, Odyssic wrote:
At 10/13/12 03:18 PM, Bahamut wrote: I don't want to buy games that don't even work on my damn laptop and I'm not talking about games that won't work simply because the graphics are far too powerful.
I agree that some games are very questionable being put on Steam when it is fucking awful, I avoid these games though, I'm very, extremely disappointed by Greenlight, games that are on there should be on Steam, having to go with people who just seem to want low budget horror games like Slender is a terrible idea.

I'm just waiting for them to greenlight a My Little Pony game and then Greenlight will officially be considered a joke. Hell, I'd be surprised if they haven't got one game on there already due to this.

Going from games that just don't run because the games are badly tested, I've never had this before, even on my weak laptop.

I've got examples above. I could probably go through my games library and point out more games that find themselves to be broken from the very start.


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At 10/13/12 03:18 PM, Bahamut wrote:
At 10/13/12 10:41 AM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/12/12 07:51 AM, Bahamut wrote: It is, and it's free! However, I don't like Steam that much anymore so I'm staying away from the games as much as I can. I'm even wanting to get rid of my account.
That's surprising, considering how much you used to like Steam.
You'd think that but as time has progressed, Steam has declined and it's only gotten worse and worse at this point.

Good thing that I never got into Steam in the first place. :P

Let's just say once one or two of us are done here, this thread will no longer have its daily activities.
We sure need some fresh faces in here.
I'd love to see fresh faces here. Hell, if I didn't then what would have been the point of handling the Wi/Ht? Regulars and Members lists for 2008-2010? I have love for this place and I'd hate to see it die out completely. Of course, we all have to move on from things so this is something I may have to let go if activity continues to drop.

Activity has been very low for quite some time now. I sure hope that it does pick up again. Because if it doesn't... well, then this place IS going to die out sooner or later. :/

At 10/13/12 03:18 PM, Bahamut wrote:
At 10/13/12 10:41 AM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/12/12 07:51 AM, Bahamut wrote: It is, and it's free! However, I don't like Steam that much anymore so I'm staying away from the games as much as I can. I'm even wanting to get rid of my account.
That's surprising, considering how much you used to like Steam.
You'd think that but as time has progressed, Steam has declined and it's only gotten worse and worse at this point.

Good thing that I never got into Steam in the first place. :P

Let's just say once one or two of us are done here, this thread will no longer have its daily activities.
We sure need some fresh faces in here.
I'd love to see fresh faces here. Hell, if I didn't then what would have been the point of handling the Wi/Ht? Regulars and Members lists for 2008-2010? I have love for this place and I'd hate to see it die out completely. Of course, we all have to move on from things so this is something I may have to let go if activity continues to drop.

Activity has been very low for quite some time now. I sure hope that it does pick up again. Because if it doesn't... well, then this place IS going to die out sooner or later. :/

At 10/14/12 07:10 AM, Coop wrote:
At 10/13/12 10:41 AM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/12/12 02:24 PM, Coop wrote:
At 10/11/12 01:43 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/9/12 01:45 PM, Haggard wrote:
Thanks for the explanation. But would you also rather have Rebecca Black on your mind, just because there's a girl singing in the video?
Oh dear god. At least Carly Rae is a girl that I wouldn't mind getting close to.
So, um... just call her, maybe? :P
I would, but it appears that she wrote her number down.

This was crazy anyway, you just met her.

Those weird e-mails are one of the reasons I simply cannot abandon this mailaccount.
Then get another account and check this one periodically.
I already have 6 e-mail adresses that I use every now and then. No need to get another one. :P
6?! Wow, I survive with three.

I had 7 mail accounts at one time, but I had to abandon one, because it was flooded with spam-mails. I don't even know why that happened. Maybe I should try creating that account again to see if it's still on the spammers radar.

I think I saw about 30 seconds of that video. I hardly ever watch embedded videos, because most of the time it's boring shit.
That's plenty to see, though.
One of my colleagues showed me some "turkish Gangnam Style" a few days ago. So, that's two videos I've seen a few seconds of.
Since my recent experiences of the Turks is in Assassin's Creed Revelations, I've now got the Constantinople Assassin's Guild dancing to Gangnam Style in my head. Weird.

I just got reminded of "Dschingis Kahn", some german Disco-Combo...
Gangman Style, Disco Version.


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I'm just going to post this here and hope!

Do any of you know of a good free compression program for compressing .MOV or .WMV files and possibly even a free .MOV to .MP4 convertor/compression program. It's for a friend who would like to upload some stuff on NG but the files are huge, way beyond NG's upload limits. Once we have shrunk them at least we can put them in a .Zip file to upload them and that I can actually manage. Any help would be appreciated. If not what thread would be the best thread to post these questions in?

Thanks in advance gamejunkie.

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At 10/15/12 12:50 AM, gamejunkie wrote: Do any of you know of a good free compression program for compressing .MOV or .WMV files and possibly even a free .MOV to .MP4 convertor/compression program.

Try SUPER.
The download link is at the bottom of the page.


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At 10/15/12 01:30 AM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/15/12 12:50 AM, gamejunkie wrote: Do any of you know of a good free compression program for compressing .MOV or .WMV files and possibly even a free .MOV to .MP4 convertor/compression program.
Try SUPER.
The download link is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks Haggard. Downloading it right now. Cheers. Also I sent you a PM with a link to the NG Dump where I actually managed to get one clip to upload. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

If anyone else here is a Hendrix fan let me know and I will send you the Dump link.

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Response to Wi/Ht? level up! Lounge 2012-10-15 02:47:36 Reply

Aww... I missed the mark by one point.
Last night I had 999, and when I woke up, I had 1,001...

Ah well, I'm still happy with my three achievements!

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At 10/14/12 07:38 AM, Pokemonpoeguygcn wrote:
At 10/13/12 08:21 AM, Coop wrote: Any Questions?
One, actually.
For total stats, which one do you guys use as achievements, Bahamut's Hexalist or the old Pentalist that NGLogs still uses?

Now that's a very astute question. Personally, I'll be using Pentalist stats on my own spreadsheet, monitoring my daily progress, though I don't see why we should not upgrade this to Hexalist.

At 10/14/12 07:59 AM, Odyssic wrote:
At 10/14/12 07:10 AM, Coop wrote: I've always congratulated for every 5k - it's so far between for the average Newgrounder, that it'll take an age to achieve one to the other, if you see what I mean.
I see what you mean but I'm going to still do it every 10,000.

I think we've been over this before and while I can see what you're getting at, I've still not reached the tipping point of saying that it's officially too easy to get 5,000 Medal Points... not unless you count when the HTD pieces were spewed out daily, with a 100 point medal apiece, just for clicking to their site.

At 10/14/12 10:22 AM, Bahamut wrote: Wow... Are racist adverts allowed on British TV now?

It's not racist. You laugh at the bigots, not at the jokes.

At 10/14/12 07:10 AM, Coop wrote:
At 10/13/12 03:18 PM, Bahamut wrote: For him, it's more time length than quantity of bans.
Oh, he's got plenty of bans, though. As has Twilight, or whatever the fuck he calls himself these days.
Of course but in the matter of Armissea, it's really all about how long he's been banned for in total. I'd say three years.

And counting.

I think from the guidelines being posted again, some people will notice once more and post here.
Depends where you're posting it, though.

Every now and again, here.

At 10/14/12 02:23 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/14/12 07:10 AM, Coop wrote:
At 10/13/12 10:41 AM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/12/12 02:24 PM, Coop wrote:
At 10/11/12 01:43 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/9/12 01:45 PM, Haggard wrote:
Oh dear god. At least Carly Rae is a girl that I wouldn't mind getting close to.
So, um... just call her, maybe? :P
I would, but it appears that she wrote her number down wrong.
This was crazy anyway, you just met her.

Well, she did just meet me and give me the number. It does happen.

Those weird e-mails are one of the reasons I simply cannot abandon this mailaccount.
Then get another account and check this one periodically.
I already have 6 e-mail adresses that I use every now and then. No need to get another one. :P
6?! Wow, I survive with three.
I had 7 mail accounts at one time, but I had to abandon one, because it was flooded with spam-mails. I don't even know why that happened. Maybe I should try creating that account again to see if it's still on the spammers radar.

A good spam filter is always a bonus.

I think I saw about 30 seconds of that video. I hardly ever watch embedded videos, because most of the time it's boring shit.
That's plenty to see, though.
One of my colleagues showed me some "turkish Gangnam Style" a few days ago. So, that's two videos I've seen a few seconds of.
Since my recent experiences of the Turks is in Assassin's Creed Revelations, I've now got the Constantinople Assassin's Guild dancing to Gangnam Style in my head. Weird.
I just got reminded of "Dschingis Kahn", some german Disco-Combo...
Gangman Style, Disco Version.

Saw the guys from F1 dance it yesterday. Now I think there is little hope for the world.


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At 10/14/12 10:22 AM, Bahamut wrote: How about Stranger's Wrath? What about Munch's Oddysee when that was first uploaded to Steam? The fact that Steam actually approved them two just shows how little proofreading there is. I know they were released on Steam for the Christmas sale 2009 but it's still no excuse. Surely Steam will have a variety of computers to use to test the games before approval and pick up if anything like the game being broken from the very start. Munch's Oddysee crashed on level 1 while Stranger's Wrath was completely FUBAR. Horribly low frame rate no matter how good your computer was.

So how about a game that actually doesn't work for squat? I bought a game called Dwarfs!? and it crashed on startup. Never had a fix for it so that was my money down the drain and it was even promoted for one of the Summer/Holiday achievements. So what Steam did was promote an entirely broken game.

I guess they probably should have a more strict approval process.. and greenlight might make it worse. Honestly, it's kind of hard for me to dislike something like that they publish some buggy games some times. Steam pretty much has a monopoly. I have a lot of games and it'd really suck to lose them all. If I end up buying a game that doesn't work on either of my PCs then I'd probably look into reviews a lot more than I do now to see if anybody has had problems with the game.

I'm a bit supportive of Origin because of stuff like this.. Since Origin came along Steam has released a lot of new features. (e.g. Big picture and the community redesign) Hopefully they'll eventually get to the point where they make sure games work on a wide variety of computers.

Quitting Steam would be hard for me. I play games semi-regularly using Steam.. I don't think I ever saw you in-game..
Steam is also pretty much the only instant messenger that I use, and that a lot of my friends use.

Another beef with Steam is how some games may require GFWL as well. Bioshock 2 is a huge offender for this as if you bought it from Steam, you not only needed Steam to login to play it, you also needed GFWL login on top of that just to play the fucking game. Oh, and it was broken as well with it crashing every five minutes and 2K Games not even giving a shit at all.

I can imagine GFWL being really annoying. Having an Xbox live account before I ever played a GFWL game it really didn't bother me much because I didn't have to sign up. The most annoying thing for me about GFWL is the 20 min installation the first time I launch a GFWL game. I've heard a lot of bad things about it constantly signing people out and not allowing them to play the game. I guess I've been lucky.

At 10/15/12 02:47 AM, Knuckstrike wrote: Aww... I missed the mark by one point.
Last night I had 999, and when I woke up, I had 1,001...

Ah well, I'm still happy with my three achievements!

I'll admit.. whenever this has happened to me in the past I've edited it for the screenie.

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At 10/15/12 04:13 AM, Coop wrote: Knuckstrike: Private

LOL! I'm going to assume you're wearing the ever popular Peril Sensitive Sunglasses? If you take them off, you will see that it clearly says Rank: 'Master Sergeant'.

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At 10/14/12 02:23 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/13/12 03:18 PM, Bahamut wrote: You'd think that but as time has progressed, Steam has declined and it's only gotten worse and worse at this point.
Good thing that I never got into Steam in the first place. :P

Yep, you made a good call on that. Sadly, if I want to play those games, it'll be a matter of rebuying them elsewhere. Well, that's if they're available on non-Steam services so something like Half-Life is out the window.

I'd love to see fresh faces here. Hell, if I didn't then what would have been the point of handling the Wi/Ht? Regulars and Members lists for 2008-2010? I have love for this place and I'd hate to see it die out completely. Of course, we all have to move on from things so this is something I may have to let go if activity continues to drop.
Activity has been very low for quite some time now. I sure hope that it does pick up again. Because if it doesn't... well, then this place IS going to die out sooner or later. :/

Same can be said for the BBS as a whole.

I just got reminded of "Dschingis Kahn", some german Disco-Combo...

I love that song!!

At 10/15/12 04:13 AM, Coop wrote:
At 10/14/12 10:22 AM, Bahamut wrote: Wow... Are racist adverts allowed on British TV now?
It's not racist. You laugh at the bigots, not at the jokes.

If I was part of that culture, I'd be offended and be filing in a complaint by now.

Of course but in the matter of Armissea, it's really all about how long he's been banned for in total. I'd say three years.
And counting.

Until he gets the axe which is probably.... never.

Depends where you're posting it, though.
Every now and again, here.

That I can settle with. It would help if you had it stored on a news post somewhere.

At 10/15/12 04:51 AM, Jolly wrote:
At 10/14/12 10:22 AM, Bahamut wrote: So how about a game that actually doesn't work for squat? I bought a game called Dwarfs!? and it crashed on startup. Never had a fix for it so that was my money down the drain and it was even promoted for one of the Summer/Holiday achievements. So what Steam did was promote an entirely broken game.
I guess they probably should have a more strict approval process.. and greenlight might make it worse. Honestly, it's kind of hard for me to dislike something like that they publish some buggy games some times. Steam pretty much has a monopoly. I have a lot of games and it'd really suck to lose them all. If I end up buying a game that doesn't work on either of my PCs then I'd probably look into reviews a lot more than I do now to see if anybody has had problems with the game.

One bullshit to another is what's keeping me away from Steam games. I did buy two games from GOG the other day and although I had problems running Duke Nukem 3D, all it took was to run it on admin mode and it worked like a charm. However, controls are a different story as I have a hard time adapting to arrow keys for movement.

I'm a bit supportive of Origin because of stuff like this.. Since Origin came along Steam has released a lot of new features. (e.g. Big picture and the community redesign) Hopefully they'll eventually get to the point where they make sure games work on a wide variety of computers.

I wouldn't have much hope in them at this point. I don't even want to know what Origin can do to me if I have problems with Steam.

Quitting Steam would be hard for me. I play games semi-regularly using Steam.. I don't think I ever saw you in-game..

It sucks for me to do it right now but I've had enough grief from them. I only wish someone could do a deal with me so that they take my account and I'll get something in return. It would be bad to let this account rot away when someone else would have a lot more use with it.

Steam is also pretty much the only instant messenger that I use, and that a lot of my friends use.

I only speak to a maximum of two people right now. For Coop, I may just PM him from now on but my friend who uses Steam a lot, half the time he doesn't even respond to my messages so I wonder if there's any point in even using Steam for IM now. There's still Facebook for him to use the chat feature to talk to me.

I can imagine GFWL being really annoying. Having an Xbox live account before I ever played a GFWL game it really didn't bother me much because I didn't have to sign up. The most annoying thing for me about GFWL is the 20 min installation the first time I launch a GFWL game. I've heard a lot of bad things about it constantly signing people out and not allowing them to play the game. I guess I've been lucky.

I honestly want to slap the face of whoever thought of the idea of GFWL. This really is the bane of PC gaming and if shit like this continues, then I can see PC gaming dying out fast.


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At 10/15/12 04:51 AM, Jolly wrote:
At 10/15/12 02:47 AM, Knuckstrike wrote: Aww... I missed the mark by one point.
Last night I had 999, and when I woke up, I had 1,001...

Ah well, I'm still happy with my three achievements!
I'll admit.. whenever this has happened to me in the past I've edited it for the screenie.

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Speaking of 7000 B/P, last night I crossed 27,000 of them. Less than 3,000 remaining to Supreme Commander.


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At 10/15/12 01:41 AM, gamejunkie wrote: Thanks Haggard. Downloading it right now. Cheers. Also I sent you a PM with a link to the NG Dump where I actually managed to get one clip to upload. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

The sound quality isn't that great, but I guess this is because the camera doesn't have such a good microphone. But as far as I can tell, the guitar playing is excellent. I love the look on his face at the end of the video. "Oh, what just happened?" :)

At 10/15/12 04:13 AM, Coop wrote:
At 10/14/12 02:23 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/14/12 07:10 AM, Coop wrote:
At 10/13/12 10:41 AM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/12/12 02:24 PM, Coop wrote:
At 10/11/12 01:43 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/9/12 01:45 PM, Haggard wrote:
Oh dear god. At least Carly Rae is a girl that I wouldn't mind getting close to.
So, um... just call her, maybe? :P
I would, but it appears that she wrote her number down wrong.
This was crazy anyway, you just met her.
Well, she did just meet me and give me the number. It does happen.

But not too often. And I still don't know why Mrs. Rae wants to be called "Maybe".

Then get another account and check this one periodically.
I already have 6 e-mail adresses that I use every now and then. No need to get another one. :P
6?! Wow, I survive with three.
I had 7 mail accounts at one time, but I had to abandon one, because it was flooded with spam-mails. I don't even know why that happened. Maybe I should try creating that account again to see if it's still on the spammers radar.
A good spam filter is always a bonus.

Yeah, I blocked many adresses and keywords, but it didn't help. My other e-mail-adresses recieve the occasional spam every now and then, but nothing that I can't handle. Maybe it did pay off that I use services like guerillamail.org when I sign up for websites that I don't trust too much or that I just know I won't use too often.

That's plenty to see, though.
One of my colleagues showed me some "turkish Gangnam Style" a few days ago. So, that's two videos I've seen a few seconds of.
Since my recent experiences of the Turks is in Assassin's Creed Revelations, I've now got the Constantinople Assassin's Guild dancing to Gangnam Style in my head. Weird.
I just got reminded of "Dschingis Kahn", some german Disco-Combo...
Gangman Style, Disco Version.
Saw the guys from F1 dance it yesterday. Now I think there is little hope for the world.

I heard the song today on some internet stream. "Top 40" or whatever it was called. If my colleagues turn on the same stream tomorrow, I'll ask them if they can change it. I can tolerate different tastes in music, but not for 8 hours straight...

At 10/15/12 08:31 AM, Bahamut wrote:
At 10/14/12 02:23 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/13/12 03:18 PM, Bahamut wrote: You'd think that but as time has progressed, Steam has declined and it's only gotten worse and worse at this point.
Good thing that I never got into Steam in the first place. :P
Yep, you made a good call on that. Sadly, if I want to play those games, it'll be a matter of rebuying them elsewhere. Well, that's if they're available on non-Steam services so something like Half-Life is out the window.

That really sucks.

I'd love to see fresh faces here. Hell, if I didn't then what would have been the point of handling the Wi/Ht? Regulars and Members lists for 2008-2010? I have love for this place and I'd hate to see it die out completely. Of course, we all have to move on from things so this is something I may have to let go if activity continues to drop.
Activity has been very low for quite some time now. I sure hope that it does pick up again. Because if it doesn't... well, then this place IS going to die out sooner or later. :/
Same can be said for the BBS as a whole.

Same can be said for Newgrounds as a whole. Portal activity has been declining as well.

I just got reminded of "Dschingis Kahn", some german Disco-Combo...
I love that song!!

Is there an english version of that song?


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DiMono: 27,000 B/P

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It seems I now have over 9000 saves. (I couldn't resist...)


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At 10/15/12 04:08 PM, SmashLuigiFan1 wrote: It seems I now have over 9000 saves. (I couldn't resist...)

Seriously...

Let this dinosaur age of a joke die already.


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At 10/14/12 10:22 AM, Bahamut wrote: I've got examples above. I could probably go through my games library and point out more games that find themselves to be broken from the very start.

This could happen on any platform though, I'd say Steam needs more play testers (there is also the possiblity that the game did work at one point during a testing but it could be broke when it was going live on Steam) but it is mostly the development studio who should be doing that.

There could be reasons why it is broken, but I haven't looked. I will continue to use Steam though because I simply love it.
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At 10/15/12 04:53 PM, Bahamut wrote:
At 10/15/12 04:08 PM, SmashLuigiFan1 wrote: It seems I now have over 9000 saves. (I couldn't resist...)
Seriously...

Let this dinosaur age of a joke die already.

Sorry, I just felt like saying something different. I usually never mention any type of meme.


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At 10/15/12 04:13 AM, Coop wrote: I think we've been over this before and while I can see what you're getting at, I've still not reached the tipping point of saying that it's officially too easy to get 5,000 Medal Points... not unless you count when the HTD pieces were spewed out daily, with a 100 point medal apiece, just for clicking to their site.

I agree. It's taken me 3 years to get to 60,000. Some people obviously get points faster than I do, but regardless.. I'm near the top 100 in total medal points and if you only congratulated every 10k medal points then I would have only posted here 6 times.. In the same times I've posted here around 22 times for B/P rank upgrades, 33 times every 1k saves, 5 times every 1k blams, and around 11 times every 1k EXP.

Not many people get 10k medal points very quickly, and for the most part the ones that do don't even post here.

At 10/13/12 03:18 PM, Bahamut wrote:
Yep, you made a good call on that. Sadly, if I want to play those games, it'll be a matter of rebuying them elsewhere. Well, that's if they're available on non-Steam services so something like Half-Life is out the window.

Well, you could always switch to console gaming. All of the Half-Life games, even the first, have come out on consoles.

One bullshit to another is what's keeping me away from Steam games. I did buy two games from GOG the other day and although I had problems running Duke Nukem 3D, all it took was to run it on admin mode and it worked like a charm. However, controls are a different story as I have a hard time adapting to arrow keys for movement.

GOG is amazing. It'll probably never be as popular as steam is though, unfortunately. They actually make old games compatible with newer operating systems.

I'm a bit supportive of Origin because of stuff like this.. Since Origin came along Steam has released a lot of new features. (e.g. Big picture and the community redesign) Hopefully they'll eventually get to the point where they make sure games work on a wide variety of computers.
I wouldn't have much hope in them at this point. I don't even want to know what Origin can do to me if I have problems with Steam.

Origin is alright. The Origin client feels a lot smoother than Steams, but I'm not sure if they release buggy games or not. I've only gotten one game on Origin, and I only have it because they gave anybody that used a promotional code $20 to buy any game they want.

It sucks for me to do it right now but I've had enough grief from them. I only wish someone could do a deal with me so that they take my account and I'll get something in return. It would be bad to let this account rot away when someone else would have a lot more use with it.

I don't go there often so I'm not sure how people would respond.. but you could try /v/. You could probably find somebody willing to buy it there.

I only speak to a maximum of two people right now. For Coop, I may just PM him from now on but my friend who uses Steam a lot, half the time he doesn't even respond to my messages so I wonder if there's any point in even using Steam for IM now. There's still Facebook for him to use the chat feature to talk to me.

I speak to 20+ people on Steam on a regular basis.. Only about 4 of which I have added on something else. I'd have to stop talking to a lot of people if I stopped using steam.

I honestly want to slap the face of whoever thought of the idea of GFWL. This really is the bane of PC gaming and if shit like this continues, then I can see PC gaming dying out fast.

Microsoft makes so much money off each Xbox game sale and from Xbox live subscriptions.. I think Microsoft gets a cut of every GFWL game sold, but none from non-GFWL games. They just want more money.

At 10/15/12 05:02 PM, Odyssic wrote:
At 10/14/12 10:22 AM, Bahamut wrote: I've got examples above. I could probably go through my games library and point out more games that find themselves to be broken from the very start.
This could happen on any platform though, I'd say Steam needs more play testers (there is also the possiblity that the game did work at one point during a testing but it could be broke when it was going live on Steam) but it is mostly the development studio who should be doing that.
There could be reasons why it is broken, but I haven't looked. I will continue to use Steam though because I simply love it.

Ever game you buy on consoles will be at least somewhat playable. That's a guarantee. (Unless it gets scratched up or something, of course)

There are some games that are buggy as hell, but you'll always be able to at least play some of them. PC gaming unfortunately has some flaws, like that games some times might not work at all.

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At 10/15/12 04:08 PM, SmashLuigiFan1 wrote: It seems I now have over 9000 saves. (I couldn't resist...)

That's good but you should try hitting the '0' and '1' buttons a little more frequently. Your Save to Blam ratio is appalling.

Blams 664
Saves 9,016

That's 13.65 Saves (approximately) for every 1 Blam. Surely you can do better than that?

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Coop gets up slowly, while congratulating:
Knuckstrike: Master Sergeant
Addict: Lieutenant General
DiMono: 27,000 B/P
SmashLuigiFan1: 9,000 Saves

At 10/15/12 06:37 AM, gamejunkie wrote:
At 10/15/12 04:13 AM, Coop wrote: Knuckstrike: Private
LOL! I'm going to assume you're wearing the ever popular Peril Sensitive Sunglasses? If you take them off, you will see that it clearly says Rank: 'Master Sergeant'.

Too many statistics, too many statistics.

BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Too tired, while writing all of this.

I think I make a most eloquent argument, don't you?

At 10/15/12 08:31 AM, Bahamut wrote:
At 10/15/12 04:13 AM, Coop wrote:
At 10/14/12 10:22 AM, Bahamut wrote: Wow... Are racist adverts allowed on British TV now?
It's not racist. You laugh at the bigots, not at the jokes.
If I was part of that culture, I'd be offended and be filing in a complaint by now.

They are just making a play on the name of the company - Amigo Loans. Complain more about the silly APR

Of course but in the matter of Armissea, it's really all about how long he's been banned for in total. I'd say three years.
And counting.
Until he gets the axe which is probably.... never.

Yep

Depends where you're posting it, though.
Every now and again, here.
That I can settle with. It would help if you had it stored on a news post somewhere.

I can do that as well.

At 10/15/12 12:39 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 10/15/12 04:13 AM, Coop wrote:
At 10/14/12 02:23 PM, Haggard wrote: This was crazy anyway, you just met her.
Well, she did just meet me and give me the number. It does happen.
But not too often. And I still don't know why Mrs. Rae wants to be called "Maybe".

I think she's still a miss, hence why she is hitting on guys. So we call her Carly Rae Maybe, now?

Perhaps...

Then get another account and check this one periodically.
I already have 6 e-mail adresses that I use every now and then. No need to get another one. :P
6?! Wow, I survive with three.
I had 7 mail accounts at one time, but I had to abandon one, because it was flooded with spam-mails. I don't even know why that happened. Maybe I should try creating that account again to see if it's still on the spammers radar.
A good spam filter is always a bonus.
Yeah, I blocked many adresses and keywords, but it didn't help. My other e-mail-adresses recieve the occasional spam every now and then, but nothing that I can't handle. Maybe it did pay off that I use services like guerillamail.org when I sign up for websites that I don't trust too much or that I just know I won't use too often.

It's not as bad as going through the works email and filtering out their spam, because the woman before me never bothered to uncheck the boxes for stuff she booked online.

At 10/15/12 09:49 PM, Jolly wrote:
At 10/15/12 04:13 AM, Coop wrote: I think we've been over this before and while I can see what you're getting at, I've still not reached the tipping point of saying that it's officially too easy to get 5,000 Medal Points... not unless you count when the HTD pieces were spewed out daily, with a 100 point medal apiece, just for clicking to their site.
I agree. It's taken me 3 years to get to 60,000. Some people obviously get points faster than I do, but regardless.. I'm near the top 100 in total medal points and if you only congratulated every 10k medal points then I would have only posted here 6 times.. In the same times I've posted here around 22 times for B/P rank upgrades, 33 times every 1k saves, 5 times every 1k blams, and around 11 times every 1k EXP.

Not many people get 10k medal points very quickly, and for the most part the ones that do don't even post here.

Well, that's 2-2... I'll still congratulate at 5k and post at 5k for my own achievement. At least it's a way of getting +1 post :P


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I have over 59,000 saves.


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