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Fear The Quake
October 22nd 2005, 21:50 CEST by Dumdeedum

Quake 4 and F-dot-E-dot-A-dot-R-dot are out on the 18th (depending on where you live) so I guess we should probably discuss them or, failing that, rip them apart for whatever failings they may have.

Quake 4
Drink every time...
- You push a button/flip a switch/activate any trigger.
- You think "if only this was co-op".
- You encounter detailed scenery that is liberally covered in clipping brushes.
- You go "oooh, that's pretty".
- (Drink again if you then think it's a nice technology demo)
- You see a reference to a previous Id game.
- You notice an enemy/buddy wearing a huge codpiece.
- Some story is crowbarred in.
- You use the GUI or an in-game terminal or anything else Caryn might have done.

F-dot-E-dot-A-dot-R-dot
Drink every time...
- You overhear enemy conversations and then kill them.
- (Drink twice if the enemies make a joke)
- You do something you didn't mean to because of Lithtech-style control.
- There's a humorous reference on a magazine cover or TV or similar.
- Little girls appear in any form, or ghostly figures, or disembodied laughter.
- Or blood, lots of blood.
- Anyone actually says "First Encounter Assault Recon" (drink and cheer).
- You're reminded of Jason Hall's enormous muscles.
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#18 by Charles
2005-10-23 05:04:31
www.bluh.org
Someone recommend me some good red wine.  Not really a particular year/vintage, cause those are a pain in the ass to get, but just a wine that's generally good.  My current favorite is Wolf Blass premium selection cabernet sauvignon, or the grey label stuff.

Videogames!  Why waste good technology on science and medicine?
#19 by schnee
2005-10-23 05:22:36
david@snowdesign.com
I ain't afraid of no Quake!*







* Triple pun score, 250 points!

I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was. Now, what I'm with isn't 'it', and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me.
#20 by schnee
2005-10-23 05:28:23
david@snowdesign.com
Charles, I really like Genesis Hogue. Their Merlots for the past few years have been fantastic - at a wine drinking party* I had last year it was considered the best, even versus a pricey French wine. The Cabernet is really good, too.

*Party idea - Host supplies every guests brings an appetizer and a bottle of Merlot under $20, host supplies two more bottles... a cheap-ass one ('2-buck-chuck' Trader Joe's), and an expensive one ($50+ current critical darling). Wines are placed in brown paper bags, given numbers, then randomly tasted and discussed over the appetizers. Best if people take notes. At the end of the night, unmask the wine and realize how stupid wine snobbery is.

I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was. Now, what I'm with isn't 'it', and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me.
#21 by schnee
2005-10-23 05:28:53
david@snowdesign.com
I'm obviously in love* with asterisks.

*lust

I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was. Now, what I'm with isn't 'it', and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me.
#22 by gaggle
2005-10-23 05:37:37
To clarify my intended point I meant that "it gets good later" is a poor argument to persuade someone to start playing a game. Not that I was trying to sell the game to Squeaky.

I also did not mean to imply that a bad start is better or worse than weak endings or poor control schemes, all three sounds like fairly bad things to argue should you want someone to play the game.

"O Av vem salvar"
#23 by schnee
2005-10-23 06:00:13
david@snowdesign.com
So, what's the IRC channel we're all on again now? My old bookmark doesn't work anymore.

I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was. Now, what I'm with isn't 'it', and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me.
#24 by bago
2005-10-23 06:01:09
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Aww yeah, the Hogue love.

My infamous wine story was about the Hogue Fume Blanc.

Not a red, but also not a hangover the next morning.

The need for an ever-fresh selection of euphemisms about dirty subjects has long served as an impressive engine of linguistic invention.
#25 by None-1a
2005-10-23 06:02:38
schnee it's irc.mandog.com
#26 by schnee
2005-10-23 06:18:22
david@snowdesign.com
NM.

I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was. Now, what I'm with isn't 'it', and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me.
#27 by Mister Nutty
2005-10-23 10:12:33
Quake 4 is fuckin' awesome.

YHBT. YHL. HAND
#28 by Mister Nutty
2005-10-23 10:12:49
EOD.

YHBT. YHL. HAND
#29 by McBain
2005-10-23 12:07:45
I just saw "Old Boy".  Its not what I expected at all.

Not a date movie, that's for sure!

Kid: Because you went to the bathroom on mommy's dishes?
Willie: What the fuck? No!
#30 by Gunp01nt
2005-10-23 12:09:19
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Been playing some FEAR, and while it's an absolutely great and exciting game so far, it does awfully remind me of Blood 2 and NOLF in the graphical department. Apart from the dynamic lighting and the god-awful reflecting water, I really don't see much in the way of graphical innovation. The whole place has that weird bright look to it that's reminiscent of older games. And the leveldesign is still a little stuck in the year 2000, with all the blocky rooms padded with crates here and there.

Still, it's a helluva exciting game.

You fuck with Infogrames and you get a visit from Big Pierre, who rearranges your kneecaps with a week-old baguette.
 - Mr. Nutty
#31 by mgns
2005-10-23 15:15:46
charles,

Cookoothama - coonawarra. An australian shiraz. Very nice. Well worth trying.

Penfolds makes some really nice wines. Koonunga Hill, shiraz cabernet, is another personal fav. (Also .au)

Stoneleigh's Pinot Noir is nice. Spicy but fresh, from New Zealand.

If you like cabernet sauvignon, there's yet another australian... Lindemans Bin 45.

The same grape, but from South Africa -- Oude Kaap. Better than the price tag suggests.

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#32 by DEATH KILLER INTERNATIONAL (INTERGALACTIC DIVISION
2005-10-23 15:35:56
deathkillerint@hotmail.com
i hope u like getting aids if u plan on drinking anything from africa dawg

"The people against Bush are REALLY against Bush." - G-Man on Creole Ned
#33 by Gunp01nt
2005-10-23 15:59:49
supersimon33@hotmail.com
#31 mgns
If you like cabernet sauvignon, there's yet another australian... Lindemans Bin 45.


that's a good one indeed.

You fuck with Infogrames and you get a visit from Big Pierre, who rearranges your kneecaps with a week-old baguette.
 - Mr. Nutty
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2005-10-23 16:09:05
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#35 by Charles
2005-10-23 16:09:14
www.bluh.org
If you like cabernet sauvignon, there's yet another australian... Lindemans Bin 45.


Yeah, I'm familiar with that one.

Videogames!  Why waste good technology on science and medicine?
#36 by TheTrunkDr.
2005-10-23 16:53:16
What's with the sudden interest in wine Charles? I remeber just a few short years ago you didn't drink beer or wine. Look how far you've come!!
#37 by Squeaky
2005-10-23 18:49:39
He lives in Montreal now, I think it's the law there or something.

Now I'm a half-million dollars in the hole, and I'm sucking dicks in the bathroom at the Olive Garden. Thanks a lot, Nintendo!
#38 by hangedmanAG
2005-10-23 21:12:49
www.livejournal.com/users/hangedman_ag/
I just saw "Old Boy".  Its not what I expected at all.

Not a date movie, that's for sure!

Yeah.  I've been theorizing about a new genre of movies that should be called something like "dick flicks" (like Old Boy or Fight Club) that often don't appeal to women at all.

Definitely not a date movie, unless you're dating your daughter.

"Fucking up takes practice/I feel I'm well rehearsed/Because the past is a bully and the future's even worse."

My crummy little life
#39 by anaqer
2005-10-23 21:18:32
Any particular reason why an imdb search for 'old boy' turns up only (unlikely) partial matches?

"There's no place like home."
#40 by hangedmanAG
2005-10-23 21:21:20
www.livejournal.com/users/hangedman_ag/
Sorry, "Oldboy" is one word

"Fucking up takes practice/I feel I'm well rehearsed/Because the past is a bully and the future's even worse."

My crummy little life
#41 by hangedmanAG
2005-10-23 21:23:19
www.livejournal.com/users/hangedman_ag/
And checking Imdb, I see there is a Hollywood remake in the works which seems like a bad idea (even though the director made Better Luck Tomorrow, which I liked)

"Fucking up takes practice/I feel I'm well rehearsed/Because the past is a bully and the future's even worse."

My crummy little life
#42 by Anonymous
2005-10-23 21:52:22
So I'm playing FEAR and I'm at the offices....(so funny). I just deactivated local security for the fat civilian and I was instructed to restart a server somewhere. My question is, where do I find that server and how far am I into the game? I'm pretty much tired of it.

#43 by LPMiller
2005-10-23 22:37:53
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
I'd say your past the half way point.

"Testiculos habet et bene pendentes" "He has testicles, and they dangle nicely."
#44 by Charles
2005-10-23 22:45:31
www.bluh.org
What's with the sudden interest in wine Charles? I remeber just a few short years ago you didn't drink beer or wine. Look how far you've come!!


It's not really sudden.  I just wanted to branch out.  Been drinking wine all year.

Videogames!  Why waste good technology on science and medicine?
#45 by Ergo
2005-10-24 00:07:10
I've played quite a bit of both FEAR and Q4, and I'm enjoying both. Q4 is more of a run and gun kind of game, with a comic book kind of feel. FEAR is grittier and requires some strategic planning for the fights. Both are well-done games and a lot of fun.

As for wine, I recommend Castle Rock pinot noir.

Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
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#46 by Sgt Hulka
2005-10-24 00:38:30
My videocard is not supported by Quake IV.  What video card would you recommend, and why?  In the 150-299 range, I am not paying anymore than that for a video card.

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#47 by LPMiller
2005-10-24 01:34:42
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
x800 or geforce 6800, as they are the highest end in that range, so they should last you awhile. Why? Cause.

"Testiculos habet et bene pendentes" "He has testicles, and they dangle nicely."
#48 by Shadarr
2005-10-24 02:50:56
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
You're willing to spend an extra $300 to play a shitty retread of Quake 2?

Without me, Internet would never have had sex with the DS. -m0nty
#49 by wingwalker
2005-10-24 03:32:25
Charles.
If it is indeed true that you live in Montreal, you need to go into any corner store and pick up a bottle of Beaujolais- Nuit de la St-Jean. It is from France and is quite inexpensive. Of course the stuff sold in corner stores in bottled in Quebec and often cut. For the full experience, you might want to drop by a SAQ and pick one up that was bottled on site. Cadet Mouton is also very good. Again, a french wine.
#50 by LesJarvis
2005-10-24 06:35:27
Hulka: I just bought a geforce 6600gt, and it kicks Doom 3 and Half Life 2's ass.  Donno about Quake 4, but I'm fairly certain it could handle it just fine.  Got mine for $139.  Highly recommended if you want to keep the price low.

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#51 by Sgt Hulka
2005-10-24 06:42:39
Thanks guys!  NewEgg has some decent prices.

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#52 by Tom
2005-10-24 09:25:03
djzerobackup@hotmail.com
I suggest hosting a "box wine taste test" party. That's where you leave a glass of box wine in your fridge for two days and then drink it. Tastes like sour battery acid, wonderful.

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#53 by Wudi
2005-10-24 13:52:02
Woo Hoo! The Day Off! Thank you Hurricane Wesley!

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#54 by Anonymous
2005-10-24 14:30:35
Go for the 6600GT Hulka, it's a great overclocker! (I keed! I keed!)

#55 by Chunkstyle
2005-10-24 16:43:55
Charles, my favorite not-expensive red wine: Marque de Caceras Rioja Reserva from Spain.  Any vintage is ok, the 95 is best, less than $20.

Game Developers: Don't forget the zombie monkeys.
#56 by Jibble
2005-10-24 16:51:07
You know, I went to Newegg and searched for "geforce 6600gt". 38 results. Same video card, 30 different manufacturers, all of them with different specs. Now I remember one of the reasons I haven't upgraded in so long. Last time I had to go through three video cards before I found something that wasn't a total piece of shit.

Sigh.

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#57 by DEATH KILLER INTERNATIONAL (INTERGALACTIC DIVISION
2005-10-24 17:15:39
deathkillerint@hotmail.com
replace "video cards" with "husbands" and thats what ur wife will be saying in 5 years

"The people against Bush are REALLY against Bush." - G-Man on Creole Ned
#58 by Gunp01nt
2005-10-24 17:20:16
supersimon33@hotmail.com
Aww, don't be bitter, DKI. Someday you're going to find the right woman* and you're going to be married happily ever after.

(*ladyboy)

I've held off telling you guys, but, I'm secretly a Nigerian prince in exile.  And I've got gobs of money back home that I can't access.  Help a brother out?
-Hugin
#59 by DEATH KILLER INTERNATIONAL (INTERGALACTIC DIVISION
2005-10-24 17:23:55
deathkillerint@hotmail.com
ladyboys are pretty sweet but unless they legalize the operation for 9 year olds i dont think i'll be hookin up with one anytime soon

"The people against Bush are REALLY against Bush." - G-Man on Creole Ned
#60 by Mister Nutty
2005-10-24 20:09:07

Last time I had to go through three video cards before I found something that wasn't a total piece of shit.


Huh?  Now that Nvidia and ATI own the entire industry between them, videocard choices have never been easier.   Pick any well known manufacturer that makes a card based on a recent Nvidia or ATI chipset and steer clear of Nvidia MX cards and you'll get a good card.

YHBT. YHL. HAND
#61 by hangedmanAG
2005-10-24 20:18:15
www.livejournal.com/users/hangedman_ag/
Huh?  Now that Nvidia and ATI own the entire industry between them, videocard choices have never been easier.

Guh?  I guess you're too young to remember the days when 3dfx ruled the industry.  All you needed was a Voodoo 2 in your computer and you were gold.

*sigh*  good times...

"Fucking up takes practice/I feel I'm well rehearsed/Because the past is a bully and the future's even worse."

My crummy little life
#62 by Eric T. Cheng
2005-10-24 20:29:14
erictcheng@hotmail.com
Guh?  I guess you're too young to remember the days when 3dfx ruled the industry.  All you needed was a Voodoo 2 in your computer and you were gold.


If you liked games that supported GLide and 24-bit colours only...

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#63 by None-1a
2005-10-24 20:33:33
nice he's not up-to-date enough on things to know nvidia doesn't make MX cards anymore, and that you really have to just steer clear of both ATI and Nvidia low-mid range cards usualy anyway. Unless of course said card is really last generations high end card or this is one of the product cycles where they turn out decent mid range stuff.
#64 by Sgt Hulka
2005-10-24 20:37:08
Voodoo 2


I can remember the day when Monster3D cards ruled the world.

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#65 by anaqer
2005-10-24 20:40:07
If you liked games that supported GLide and 16-bit colours only...

FIXED

"There's no place like home."
#66 by Jibble
2005-10-24 20:42:24
I'm just saying I'd bother with it if I didn't have to go read reviews and look at spec sheets so I can find out whether Whizbang's 6600GT card has a better profile and is more stable than Wheedle's model with the liquid nitrogen cooling pipes.

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#67 by Greg
2005-10-24 20:45:51
Amazingly, Eric, I don't think most normal sane people were underwhelmed with the Voodoo 1 and 2, so they weren't crying in their bedrooms pining for more color depth. It was the best at the time, and they lapped it up.

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