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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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#84 by gaggle
2005-10-24 23:18:18
So I guess "I'm just saying I'd bother with it if I didn't have to go read reviews" was sort of theoretical whining. A whine for the sake of whining, if you will. Here Dum comes and acts all helpful and you just shoot him down without even as much as a thank you!

Which is good. He needs a good shooting-down every now and again, cocky limey/canadian/scottish/whatever bastard.

"O Av vem salvar"
#85 by Shadarr
2005-10-24 23:19:59
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
PC gaming is dead, but I plan on some sweet, sweet necrophelia with Civ IV this Wednesday.

Without me, Internet would never have had sex with the DS. -m0nty
#86 by Anonymous
2005-10-24 23:36:34
I had an integrated ATi Rage Pro with 4mb of vram soldered onto the motherboard, quite a freaky QDI Legend III(with TV out!) but I was totally PC illiterate back then. It ran Tomb Raider in full D3D but I didn't know the difference so I was thinking to myself how good it must look with those expensive 3Dfx cards. It even ran Quake games in OpenGL but with a special driver from ATi (Half-Life in its full beauty, plus flashing ladders).

#87 by jjohnsen
2005-10-25 00:19:08
http://www.johnsenclan.com
ATI rocks my socks, so I suggest you go with one of those.  Can't really give you a good reason.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#88 by Squeaky
2005-10-25 00:34:14
ATI is a Canadian company. That's good enough for me!

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!
#89 by LesJarvis
2005-10-25 00:38:11
For the record this is the actual card I bought.  $134.  I'm really, really happy with it.  But then, I was upgrading from a geforce 3 ti500, so ymmv.

"The internet has gone all fiddle faddle foo."
-lwf
#90 by LPMiller
2005-10-25 01:05:56
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
I had a rendition video card, which made Freespace gorgous, but sucked for most other things. Then I had a PVR card, which made unreal gorgous, except it screwed up reflective surfaces so badly as every shiny floor became a mirror. I finally got a voodoo 1 card on clearence when Computer City went belly up, only so I could play Independence war, which was very pretty but I sucked at it. After all that farting around, I got a TNT card and enjoyed the start of an era when things just worked.

"Testiculos habet et bene pendentes" "He has testicles, and they dangle nicely."
#91 by Squeaky
2005-10-25 01:10:35
My first 3d card.

It's still sitting on my desk, too.

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!
#92 by LesJarvis
2005-10-25 01:19:13
I got a computer in like '93 or '94 that included hardware acceleration.  It came with Virtua Fighter, and it was amazing, looked just like the arcade.  Unfortunately nothing else worked with it.  A few years later, like Squeaky, I bought a Canopus Pure3d, which was awesome, but made me suck at Quakeworld for some reason.  After that I went TnT, and every subsequent card I've bought has been Nvidia based.

"The internet has gone all fiddle faddle foo."
-lwf
#93 by Shadarr
2005-10-25 01:44:50
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
The only time I've actually upgraded a video card I bought a Creative Voodoo Banshee.  That thing rocked for Total Annihilation.

Without me, Internet would never have had sex with the DS. -m0nty
#94 by Charles
2005-10-25 02:57:53
www.bluh.org
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.


So you've told me before, but I've never been able to find it here.

Videogames!  Why waste good technology on science and medicine?
#95 by Squeaky
2005-10-25 07:47:37
Jarvis: I had a pure3dII, a voodoo2 card with 12 megs of ram. The salesman tried talking me out of it saying something like "who will ever need 12 megs of ram on a videocard?" Not surprising to find that shop has gone out of business.

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!
#96 by anaqer
2005-10-25 08:18:23
I didn't get my very own 3D card until the glorious Savage4, up to which point I had been tagging along with a P133 and a Trio64V+.

"There's no place like home."
#97 by Anonymous
2005-10-25 14:35:01
#96
Hold your pity, I upgraded from a 386DX with an OAK 512KB board. It had 8MB of RAM, so that I was able to run Win95 on it (but not much else).

#98 by Anonymous
2005-10-25 14:40:31
The reviewer sums it up succinctly.

#99 by Gunp01nt
2005-10-25 15:01:52
supersimon33@hotmail.com
I think FEAR is pretty scary here and there. I did get a little bored with it, as the level design is seriously out of date and features a lot of square rooms padded with crates, pipes and large computers.
But so far there've been two instances where I saw something really fast zooming away as soon as I entered an area, and it's really been freaking me out.

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
#100 by Mister Nutty
2005-10-25 19:02:23
Quake 4 > FEAR

Quake 4 is the PC GOTY, but is beat in the overall GOTY competition by the mighty Resident Evil 4.

YHBT. YHL. HAND
#101 by Ergo
2005-10-25 19:03:21
You truly have lost your mind.

Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
DVDs
#102 by Anonymous
2005-10-25 19:07:13
Quake 4 > FEAR

I agree. I mean, Alma? WTF?

#103 by Mister Nutty
2005-10-25 19:17:24
If my current self built a time machine and went back in time and told my past self that Resident Evil 4 was GOTY, my past self would have thought my future self had lost its mind...  I'm a long-time hardcore Resident Evil disliker, but Resident Evil 4 IS GOTY.

EOD!

YHBT. YHL. HAND
#104 by Shadarr
2005-10-25 19:19:11
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
Quake IV isn't even game of the month.

Without me, Internet would never have had sex with the DS. -m0nty
#105 by Mister Nutty
2005-10-25 19:20:33
If you include console games, that is true, yet it is still the PC GOTY.

YHBT. YHL. HAND
#106 by Ergo
2005-10-25 19:28:44
Yep. Clinically insane.

Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
DVDs
#107 by Warren Marshall
2005-10-25 19:39:49
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Yep. Clinically insane.

And well fed.

Drive 12
LDA #my_fist
STA $your_face
#108 by Jibble
2005-10-25 19:45:30
And well fed.

Extremely.

Blog. SANTAK, BANKOROK, TOMATO!
220 lbs.  40 to go.
#109 by McBain
2005-10-25 19:46:10
There is nothing but WoW.

Kid: Because you went to the bathroom on mommy's dishes?
Willie: What the fuck? No!
#110 by CheesyPoof
2005-10-25 19:46:42
Hooray, I just got Katamari Damacy!
#111 by Jibble
2005-10-25 19:47:39
You know, I really should get CrapTrader up and running...seems like it's getting to be that time of year when we could all benefit from it.

Blog. SANTAK, BANKOROK, TOMATO!
220 lbs.  40 to go.
#112 by Squeaky
2005-10-25 19:55:17
Shadow of the Colossus is GOTY. EOD.

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!
#113 by Mister Nutty
2005-10-25 20:15:14
Resident Evil 4 is GOTY.

Everybody knows this.

YHBT. YHL. HAND
#114 by Squeaky
2005-10-25 20:21:18
RE4 sucks donkey balls.

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!
#115 by Jibble
2005-10-25 20:30:20
I see my estimate of "every few weeks" was far too conservative.

Blog. SANTAK, BANKOROK, TOMATO!
220 lbs.  40 to go.
#116 by Squeaky
2005-10-25 20:35:27
the funny thing is, is that 99% of the people here would consider 114 to be a troll (even though it's not).

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!
#117 by Shadarr
2005-10-25 20:40:53
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
You didn't like RE4, you didn't like God of War.  Why do you hate fun?  What, other than fun, are you looking for in a game?

Without me, Internet would never have had sex with the DS. -m0nty
#118 by Warren Marshall
2005-10-25 20:41:40
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
You can't troll a troll.  Trolling a troll only makes the original troll stronger.

In other words, fuck you.

Drive 12
LDA #my_fist
STA $your_face
#119 by Mister Nutty
2005-10-25 20:45:33
RE4 is the only Resident Evil game that doesn't suck donkey balls.

YHBT. YHL. HAND
#120 by Squeaky
2005-10-25 20:52:53
You didn't like RE4, you didn't like God of War.  Why do you hate fun?  What, other than fun, are you looking for in a game?

Exactly. I'm looking for fun. RE4 and GoW had neither of those. Shadow of the Colossus, on the other hand, is chock full of fun goodness.

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!
#121 by Gunp01nt
2005-10-25 20:55:49
supersimon33@hotmail.com
#102 Anonymous
Quake 4 > FEAR

I agree. I mean, Alma? WTF?


Alma Mater. Her name's Alma, and she's your mother. Get it? Get it?
Who wants to bet Jason Hall thought of that?

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
#122 by Squeaky
2005-10-25 20:57:28
OMG! SPOILAREZ!112twelve

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!
#123 by Penguinx
2005-10-25 20:58:58
Le sigh.

The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.
#124 by Shadarr
2005-10-25 21:00:03
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
Exactly. I'm looking for fun. RE4 and GoW had neither of those.

Okay Bob.

Without me, Internet would never have had sex with the DS. -m0nty
#125 by Shadarr
2005-10-25 21:00:45
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
Px, did you draw that?

Without me, Internet would never have had sex with the DS. -m0nty
#126 by Penguinx
2005-10-25 21:01:02
Yeah.

The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.
#127 by Jibble
2005-10-25 21:01:09
Warren, I think we should just give up. I feel like a horrifying alien took off his human mask and is standing there oozing visible toxic gas into a ten foot radius around himself.

I stand a decent distance away and say, "Hey guys, don't go over by that alien. See all that green gas? It's poisonous. Also, expelling carbon dioxide towards it seems to make it stronger, as talking to it makes the gas cloud grow larger. It's already killed a couple of people, and others are leaving because of the stench."

But then the alien insults them and for some reason they forget what I said and wander aimlessly into the toxic cloud of gas, making sure to take nice deep breaths on the way in. Sometimes, as they walk over there, they insult me for pointing it out in the first place.

Blog. SANTAK, BANKOROK, TOMATO!
220 lbs.  40 to go.
#128 by Shadarr
2005-10-25 21:01:46
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
I hate you so much I can't see.

Without me, Internet would never have had sex with the DS. -m0nty
#129 by Shadarr
2005-10-25 21:03:10
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
Jibble,

You've already got the top 10 spots for worst analogy of the year, why do you keep submitting entries?

Without me, Internet would never have had sex with the DS. -m0nty
#130 by Penguinx
2005-10-25 21:03:59
I hate you so much I can't see.


Join the club.

The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.
#131 by Jibble
2005-10-25 21:04:09
Maybe Penguin should draw a picture of that one. Then we can go for Best Wost Analogy with Accompanying Artwork.

Blog. SANTAK, BANKOROK, TOMATO!
220 lbs.  40 to go.
#132 by Mister Nutty
2005-10-25 21:08:37
Jibble and Warren are the ones that feed me the most, what with the hourly "Are you still feeding that troll?" posts?  Those are good eatin!

YHBT. YHL. HAND
#133 by Shadarr
2005-10-25 21:09:15
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
He should, otherwise I'm posting that troll thingy for Thursday.

Without me, Internet would never have had sex with the DS. -m0nty
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